Quantum leap for lawmen in Nerja

NERJA: To be made even safer.

BADDIES in Nerja better watch out. The local police chief has announced a ‘quantum leap’ in the operational capacity of his squadron as more troops are set to join the force in 2017.

The force’s evolution won’t exactly smash the fabric of space-time but will make a difference to officers who will have more resources than ever at their disposal.

Staff numbers will leap from 38-45, with three of the new additions being full-blooded lawmen. They represent the first proper additions since 2011 and chief Miguel Angel Garcia is optimistic that the force will soon boast 50 policemen.

Another key development will be in resources. The squad will have another four vehicles at their disposal, three of which are brand spanking new. They will also get two breathalysers, a dramatic improvement on sharing one with Velez-Malaga and Rincon de la Victoria.

New computer and office equipment will spruce up the force’s headquarters, while officers walking the beat will have new clothing to show off.

The local police has now even launched its very own Facebook page, a quantum leap of its own kind, where they can share stories of their crime-fighting exploits.

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    • Mike in ESP

      27 November 2016 • 10:07

      It’s a shame some of the investment isn’t spent on teaching local police how to deal with the public better, some officers are fine but the majority seem to look at themselves as above others! I have approached several for various reasons and their body language response is as if I should have asked permission to talk to them, you say ‘Buenas dias” to them and they do not return the salutation… why would they not do that? A Traffico officer will and the National police “although also not without issues” have come on leaps and bounds in the last 10 years. Personally I think many of them have an ignorant attitude towards the public, even to the Spanish public. I have often taken the opinion they have a fear or untrusting attitude towards people as if they look at everyone else as a criminal when of course they are not, in fact from what I read it is more likely it is some of them that are the criminals! 🙂 A little education in manners and dealing with the public wouldn’t go a miss, after all, it is we who live here who pay their wages! 🙂

    • Roy Peters

      30 November 2016 • 16:38

      Here in Marbella all they do is ride around in their cars and seldom get out until their shift is over. I have never seen such a lazy bunch of policemen in my life. Even those who are not in cars spend their shift standing around and talking to each other instead of patrolling the promenade.
      The traffic police do not care about anybody breaking the speed limit on the A7 for one seldom sees a car that has been pulled over for some infraction.

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