La police des Lumières. Ordre et désordre dans les villes au XVIIIe siècle. An exhibition in Paris at the Archives Nationales.
Nicolas de la Reynie, born in Limoges, headed the first organised police force in France, which he founded in 1667 in Paris under Louis XIV.
Have a look at Italian artist Paolo Cirio's website at https://paolocirio.net and in particular at his latest exhibition called Capture, programmed at Le Fresnoy in Lille but which has just been closed down, following a tweet from Gérald Darmanin, French Interior Minister who called for it to be banned.