The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, has presided over the inauguration ceremony for the new officers who have joined the staff of the Local Police Headquarters.

The councilor has pointed out that the new police officers are already carrying out their duties in the city after having been selected in the third public job announcement made by the Estepona City Council to fill positions in the Police Headquarters.

The mayor highlighted the work carried out by the new agents in recent months at the Andalusian Institute for Emergencies and Public Safety (IESPA), a center dependent on the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior of the Junta de Andalucía, and has appreciated his vocation of public service.

García Urbano has indicated that the Consistory’s commitment is to continue reinforcing the Local Police staff until all the existing positions on the staff are covered, recalling, in this sense, that the City Council is carrying out these procedures following the maximum public contracting that allows the central government. In this regard, he has indicated that in October the selection tests of the fourth public call for employment will begin, which will mean the incorporation of another nine agents to the municipal staff.

Likewise, it has reiterated that the City Council will continue to call for new public job offers to provide more human resources to the Police Headquarters and has recalled that the Consistory has incorporated a total of 13 agents into its staff through the different public calls that They have taken place.

In addition, the government team has also been renewing the material means available to the agents. Thus, we must highlight the investment of half a million euros made in the acquisition of 14 new vehicles for the fleet of the Headquarters; five patrol cars authorized for the transfer of detainees with separation screens and other security devices; two camouflaged vehicles and four motorcycles that can be used in the city and on rustic land. In addition, two off-road vehicles and a personnel transport van were also acquired.

In addition, more than 164,000 euros have been invested in the renewal and improvement of the transmission system, which allows better communication between agents, avoiding interference and enabling them to act more quickly in the event of any warning; as well as another 78,000 euros for the purchase of bulletproof and knife-proof vests for the workforce. A new breathalyser and a narcotest have also been purchased for use by Local Police officers in regular checks.

Finally, note that the Estepona City Council has also contracted software to extend the electronic headquarters project to the Local Police Headquarters.

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