Marbella welcomes new police chief

MARBELLA’S new Local Police chief, Jose Andres Montoya, was sworn in on Thursday (September 24) at a ceremony at the Town Hall presided over by Mayor Jose Bernal.

Representatives from municipal groups and the State Security Forces were present at the ceremony to name Montoya, who was previously employed as a police inspector in Velez-Malaga and promised to work to bring excellence to the municipal police service and focus on the people.

“In the first place we’re going to analyse the state of the force, then we’ll work to achieve the goals we have set ourselves,” the new chief said.

He stressed the post was both a challenge and an honour and said he intended to put all his experience and knowledge to use within the force for the benefit of local people.

“We’ll be looking for excellence at all times not just in the service provided but also from an ethical point of view as the Local Police should be a moral example for society,” Montoya promised.

Meanwhile Mayor Bernal explained that the new appointment was part of the internal restructuring within the force to modernise and adapt it to meet the public’s needs.

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