The Local Security Board, meeting today at the City Hall, has addressed the implementation of the video surveillance system in San Pedro Alcántara, in order to carry out an initiative whose second phase will take place “immediately” in the center of Marbella with a total of 40 cameras. This has been announced by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, who has co-chaired the security body together with the sub-delegate of the Government in Malaga, Javier Salas, in which, among other issues, the construction of the new National Police Station, for which the City Council has given the Ministry of the Interior a plot in the area of La Torrecilla, next to the location of the future Palace of Justice and where land has also been made available to the national Executive for the new detachment of the Civil Guard of Traffic.
The councilor stressed that video surveillance “is one of the objectives that we set ourselves as a very useful tool, as has been shown, to be able to contain and, above all, prevent crimes.” He recalled that three years ago “we carried out the first phase of the project around Puerto Banús, the Virgen del Carmen Sports Port and in the areas of affluence of shopping centers, with 85 cameras that have been a very important help in terms of security “. The case of San Pedro Alcántara, the first mayor has indicated that she needed additional requirements, so “we have been working together and today we have presented the preliminary draft for its implementation in those sensitive areas in which it may exist at certain times and schedules a conflict regarding coexistence, although there is probably not a very high crime rate ”. In this case, he has cited the Plaza de la Libertad and has also mentioned other points in which this initiative is projected, such as the Marqués del Duero avenue, Church square or boulevard where the new Tourism office will be located. “Throughout this month we will send more information to the sub-delegation and we will continue to hold meetings to carry out video surveillance in San Pedro Alcántara,” the first mayor stressed.
With regard to new projects, such as the Police Station, Muñoz has valued the transfer by the City Council “to the Government of Spain of a plot for the facilities in La Torrecilla” and has indicated that “I hope that between both administrations we can promote it and be a reality ”.
The same has pointed out with respect to the improvements of the beaches, for which he plans to hold a meeting with the Ministry for Ecological Transition. “Collaboration between institutions is very important to carry out projects that citizens have been demanding for a long time,” he added. For his part, the Government Subdelegate in Malaga has assured that the construction of the new Police Station “will enter the drafting phase” and would have a budget of 9.5 million euros. “Marbella is a municipality that advances in citizen security,” said Salas, who has detailed that “both major and minor crimes, comparing 2019 with 2021, have decreased by around 6 percent”, which shows, “the great work being carried out by the State Security Forces and Corps ”.