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.