Research unit

Section de recherches ("Research Unit") is a French television series that was first broadcast on TF1 on May 11, 2006.


The Research Unit is a special unit of the National Gendarmerie, responsible for the most complex cases. In Bordeaux (from 2006 to 2013) and then in Nice (since 2014), it investigates child abductions, disappearances, vicious or sexual crimes. In search of witnesses, the team is empowered to extend its investigations beyond the borders of France.