The Local Police in Algeciras have just taken delivery of twenty-one electric scooters which will reduce energy consumption, reduce costs and result in a reduction of 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
A Local Police officer in Bétera, Valencia, allegedly shot and killed one of his fellow officers and then tried to commit suicide, shooting himself in the head.
Policing in the town of Torrox has been a bone of contention for some time, including the farcical situation at last October’s feria when the police presence was virtually non-existent.
The Local Police force in Nerja has been increased by one with the arrival of Celestino Haro, on secondment from Salobreña. A number of local dignitaries were on hand to welcome him to his new assignment.
Vélez-Málaga Council has launched a campaign to prevent drinking and driving which, amongst other things, sees free petrol for people who test negative for alcohol.
The secretary general of the Union of Local Police and Fire Brigade Malaga (UPLBA), Francisco Corpas, has issued a press statement regarding the recent situation in Torrox whereby, during the feria, a local security company had to be hired to guard the police headquarters due to the majority of officers reporting sick.
Torrox is not the only town where disputes exist within the Local Police force, Nerja has its own problems which have been going on for years.
The secretary general of the PSOE in Torrox, Francisco Muñoz, has demanded the resignation of the mayor of the town, Antonia Claros (IU), and Councillor for Citizen Security, Manuel Palomas (PP), following the farcical situation with the Local Police force which led to a private security company having to be hired to guard the Police Headquarters.
Torrox Council has been forced to hire a private security company to protect the Local Police Headquarters after virtually the entire force of 34 officers reported ‘sick’.
And , as if by magic, the police return to their regular spot at the junction of avenida Castilla Perez and calle Diputación for a bit of ‘traffic management’. Looked like they had the new PDA’s for speedier ticket production – they only took delivery of them yesterday!