By Cathy Elelman • 16 July 2020 • 16:16
TASKS: The officers are ensuring the public abide by the regulations
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Roquetas de Mar Facebook @AytoRoquetas
THE Local Police presence in Roquetas de Mar has been beefed up to watch out for compliance with Covid-19 prevention measures.
Roquetas Mayor Gabriel Amat decided to establish a new Local Police brigade after the Junta de Andalucia announced it was making it compulsory to wear face masks in public places.
Amat explained the brigade operates in pairs. The officers ensure the public are abiding by the regulations, focusing particularly on areas where there are most people, like shopping areas, promenades and beaches.
They join the special services already operating this summer in Roquetas, especially in controlling illegal street vendors, boozy get-togethers of youngsters in public places or any gatherings of crowds.
The Mayor said it was a move which councillors from different political parties represented in the municipality had requested.
He also called on the public to exercise “caution and responsibility.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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