Torrevieja council has leased 12 vehicles for the local police force due to the current poor state of their patrol fleet.
The authority is spending 55 thousand euros as an emergency measure until July when the new budget kicks-in for the purchase of 17 new vehicles.
Six Nissan Qashqai and four Opel Mokka cars have been hired by the council, along with a Renault van for the Operational Reinforcement Group (GRO) and a Citroën van for general use.
The vehicles were registered in 2017 and are fully equipped with all the equipment that officers need to conduct their duties.
Torrevieja mayor, Eduardo Dolón, said that he was upholding a pledge he made in last year´s municipal elections to increase the local police resources, which has included a recent order of bulletproof vests for all of the officers.