CIVILIAN police are helping make the streets of Torrox a safer place.
A meeting by the Local Security Board approved the plans that will allow civilian agents to work with the authorities and help reinforce public safety. “With this presence of civilians on the streets, it is intended to strengthen the work of surveillance and fight against crime, thus improving security in the locality,” explained Mayor Oscar Medina (PP).
He added: “It will be especially effective when it comes to combating illegal street vending or burglaries in the countryside, as well as unconventional attitudes that affect the cleanliness and care of our municipality.”
The municipality has already seen a marked improvement in security with a reduction of 8.3 per cent in the crime rate compared to last year and the mayor has publicly thanked the Guardia Civil and Local Police for their constant work in helping to reduce crime and to “ensure the safety of neighbours and visitors.”
Torrox has introduced numerous safety initiatives including plain clothed officers and additional deployment to deal with special events such as the Fiesta de las Migas, when the numbers in the town can double.