By John Smith •
Published: 28 Feb 2020 • 15:00
Announcement of 2019 figures
Credit: Benalmadena Council
THE Chief of the Local Police in Benalmadena Francisco Zamora and Councillor Javier Marín have given an overview of the work undertaken by the force during 2019 which has seen an increase in the number of calls received by 17 per cent over 2018.
The officers received a total of 25,882 enquiries from the public of which just over 50 per cent were asking for information and the others were either calls for action from the Local Police or were forwarded to other departments to deal with.
Of the latter type of call, 5,280 came from Benalmadena Costa, 5,133 from Arroyo de la Miel and just 1,427 from Benalmadena Pueblo and the councillor made a point of congratulating residents of the Pueblo for the low number of calls which emphasised the point that this is such a quiet town and even in the middle of the Costa del Sol, it had very little need for police involvement.
Councillor Marin also thanked all of the officers working for the Local Police who provided the best possible service to residents and visitors.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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