MARBELLA’S Local Police have officially opened their new control and command centre.
This means that first phase of the city’s video surveillance system is now fully integrated with other arms of the local police force.
Mayor Ángeles Muñoz, visited the offices and highlighted “the investment made to prioritise security in the city.”
She added: “We have allocated more than €420,000 to remodelling these facilities, providing them with the latest technology.”
The first phase of video surveillance covers Puerto Banus, the Puerto Deportivo Virgen del Carmen and the shopping centres of La Cañada and Elviria. Muñoz said: “Our goal is that the second phase, which is even more ambitious, is operational for next year, covering the urban centres of Marbella and San Pedro Alcantara.”
The control room will be staffed 24-hours-a-day with high resolution pictures beamed to screens, and all information shared with the National Police.
Muñoz said the city will continue to invest in security and announced 11 new police officers will be recruited on top of the eight recently employed. Next year the council plans to recruit another 33 officers.