Modifications to departmental responsibilities

The mayor, José Alberto Armijo, has made a couple of minor departmental changes relating to the Local Police and New Technologies. Responsibility for the Local Police will pass from Inocencia Quintero to José Miguel García and responsibility for New Technologies will pass from Antonio Villasclaras to Gema García.

Increased Local Police activity

The Local Police have reportedly been busy the past few weeks in the run-up to the main summer season, issuing denuncias to twenty people for failing to clean up after their pets, starting proceedings against five people for violating the municipal cleaning ordinance, removing two unauthorised terraces, intervening in nine cases of anti-social behaviour and investigating seven people for carrying …

Local Police in La Linea having to use private vehicles

It would appear that the Local Police in La Linea de La Concepción, Cádiz province, are none too happy with the situation in the municipality. Although they are now being paid on a regular basis, the socialist government owes around eight months pay to municipal employees. In addition, officers are, on occasion, having to use their own vehicles to attend …

Benalmádena Local Police embrace Twitter

The Local Police in Benalmadena have joined the digital era by setting up a Twitter profile and they will be tweeting about all sorts of things including roadworks, roads temporarily closed due to parades or events, major accidents and other items of interest. So far it looks quite a helpful feed and hopefully it will continue in the same vein. …

Police officers in court

Five Local Police officers, arrested in Mijas in 2009 and accused of using their official status to engage in drug trafficking, are due in court today, although a legal technicality annulling evidence obtained through, and as a consequence of, wire taps – tracking, statements made by defendants, conversations etc – there is little or nothing remaining of the prosecution case …

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.

Commission of Inquiry into Local Police in Torrox

All parties represented on Torrox Council (PSOE, PP, IU, PIU and PSA) have formally initiated the first ever commission of inquiry in the history of the municipality, the aim being to address the internal and external problems within the Local Police which have been ongoing for several years now.

Cops pose for calendar in Benalmádena

Eight Local Police officers, along with a pet, have been posing for a calendar, the proceeds of which will go to the Association for the Protection of Animals and Plants of Benalmádena (Aprobe). There will be 1,000 copies of the calendar published and it will cost €5. The association is also appealing for people to give a home to some …

Clampdown on street vendors

Local Police are carrying out their annual clampdown on street vendors and have confiscated a range of items including counterfeit sunglasses, bags, massage packs and clothing. The clampdown, mainly on Burriana, the Balcón de Europa and other busy areas, will last several days and was requested by local businesses and traders.