By John Smith • 08 September 2020 • 20:20
The Mayor paid a visit to the new Local Police office
Credit: Marbella Council
IT was four years ago that the then Marbella ruling council closed the Local Police office in the heart of San Pedro Alcantara and left residents and visitors having to search out the somewhat bleak building behind the fire station in the industrial estate on the outskirts of the town.
Now, Marbella Mayor Ángeles Muñoz, visited San Pedro to see the new office which is very close to its old position in the Calle Marqués del Duero next door to the tourist office.
There are 100 Local Police officers serving this suburb of Marbella and to relocate some of the officers to this prominent central position should make it much easier to report any problems or to ask for advice.
The other building which has a lot more room, will still be kept in use, but local residents and business owners have welcomed this return to the heart of the town which should also make it much easier for officers to be seen as part of the local community.
Sub-inspector Miguel Ángel Benítez, who will be in charge of the office, said that “it was necessary to have more direct attention to citizens to avoid travel to the premises in the Poligono and it makes sense to re-open this office in the centre of San Pedro.”
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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.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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