WATCH: German police on the beat in Mallorca resort

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German police Mallorca duty
FIRST: This is the first year Spanish National Police have received officers from a German force. CREDIT: Policia Nacional Twitter @policia

GERMAN police have been on the beat in the most touristy areas of Mallorca capital Palma alongside their Spanish counterparts.

Posting a video of officers from both countries out and about on patrol in Playa de Palma, the National Police explained the Germans were there to provide support to foreigners on holiday on the island in their own language.

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The collaboration comes under the “European Police Station” initiative first launched in 2008 with France on the basis of two EU Council decisions allowing member-states who have signed up to send officers to the territory of other signatory countries.

The officers wear the uniforms of their own forces and carry their usual regulation arms.

This is the first year the Spanish National Police have received officers from a German force, which in this case was that of the North Rhine-Westphalia.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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