Benidorm police numbers reduced in budget cuts

BENIDORM police numbers are being cut, and this is going to affect the safety of everyone within the town, according the Union of Professional Police, Fire and Administration officials (SPPBF) as they return to the fray against the decisions of the mayor of Benidorm, Agustin Navarro.

The SPPBF is warning citizens that the decisions of the current municipal government team involve a “serious decline in effective security”.

In the ongoing effort to cut budget deficits, the Ayuntamiento of Benidorm, like every other across the country, has been forced to make a series of painful decisions, in as to where to look to make the savings. 

No new police positions are being advertised to the general public, and at present there are ten officers who are only working on a part time basis, and a further ten who have been hired on temporary contracts. The SPPBF point out that this is not an ideal situation, especially in a high profile tourist resort like Benidorm, and at the height of the season. It may be a false economy as if tourist numbers fall through scaremongering or through real crime rate rise with less policing, then what Benidorm saves on one hand, it will lose on the other.


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