THE new Elche National Police superintendent has promised to act on organised crime in the area.
Pedro Montore was sworn in in his new post on Monday in front of senior police officers, the Valencian Community Government Sub-delegate Juan Carlos Fulgencio and dignitaries from the legal sphere and civil society.
He also identified combatting crime related to new technologies and protecting the most vulnerable groups of society like the elderly, children and abused women as priorities.
Aged 48, Montore has been in the National Police force for 26 years, and has had previous postings in Navarra, Benidorm, Elda and Alicante.
His challenge, he said, is to keep Elche “one of the safest towns in Spain”, and where possible, “improve it.”