Moves to replace ageing police vehicles

The problems caused by ageing and continual breakdowns of Local Police vehicles in the municipal fleet will be resolved by Easter, according to the Councillors for Revenue and Mobility, Manuel Gutiérrez and Francisco Natera.

The Local Police have recently had to patrol in an assortment of municipal vehicles, including unmarked vans, due to police vehicles being in a poor state of repair.

The Council has been looking at a leasing arrangement for the supply of ten new vehicles – 6 patrol cars (three equipped to transfer detainees), 3 SUV’s and an unmarked vehicle – and called for tenders from three companies for the four year contract, worth €394,200.

Unfortunately, only one of the companies expressed an interest in such a deal. Sounds like people are catching on that Councils don’t pay.

The Councillor fo Transport and Mobility, Francisco Natera, said that the supply of new vehicles to the local police is part of a total renovation of the municipal fleet, which currently has 27 vehicles.

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