By Sally Underwood • 17 March 2021 • 13:12
Nerja Calls for New Local Police Officers. Image: Ayuntamiento de Nerja
The council said it would be recruiting three new officers for the Nerja Local Police.
Councillor for Security and Transport, Francisco Arce, said: “We continue working on strengthening the staff of our Local Police, which will have a positive impact on the safety of our residents and visitors, as well as the working conditions of the staff itself. Another measure with which we continue to fulfil our commitment to improve the service.”
The news comes after Nerja announced two new police officers have joined the Local Police.
According to Nerja Council, the two new Local Police officers have already begun their training after being taken on as interns.
The council said the recruits started “after the completion of the selection process for internal promotion.”
It added: “The officers must now pass the training course at the Linares Public Safety School (ESPLI), lasting two months, to proceed with their final appointment.”
Councillor Arce, said the officers had been taken on following a recruitment process looking at their final qualifications.
He welcomed the new recruits, “since with these two new additions, there will be five officers who will be part of the Nerja Local Police staff, which will result in a better service and greater security for our residents.”
He added: “We continue in this way with the municipal government’s commitment to improving our Local Police staff.”
Last month Nerja announced it would appoint four new trainee police officers.
Nerja Council said it will, “reinforce the staff of the Local Police with four new officers, who have been appointed as trainees by decree of the Mayor’s Office and after the completion of a selection process.”
Councillor Arce, said: “Next Tuesday, March 2, they will begin a course at the Institute of Emergencies and Public Security of Andalucia (IESPA), where they will receive specialised training.”
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