City of Paris. The office vanished at the start of the French Revolution and police was vested in the hands of the Paris Commune. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Sinceit has acquired direct responsibility for the three main airports of the Paris area Charles de GaulleOrly and Le Bourget. See scan of the full text at Gallica : . In Parisian slang, the police were sometimes known as "the archers", a very old slang term in reference to the archers of the long-defunct Royal Watch. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.