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Arona sets out policing aims 

Arona Council is pledging to spend almost 1.3 million euros on improving policing in the municipality, including the purchase of bullet-proof vests.

Councillor for policing, Carolina Reverón outlined the plans which are currently out for public consultation.

As well as investing in bullet-proof vets which they don’t have at the moment, 41 new vehicles will be purchased to “fill the resource gap” and ensure replacement of existing ones, some of which are nine years old.

Carolina Reverón said they had carried out a study of what was needed, adding: “From this analysis, we have planned a series of actions in the short, medium and long term in line with most urgent needs.”

Other aims included a new police station and more officers.

“We are working to provide agents with the means to enable them to carry out their work in the best conditions,” she said.

Money was also being allocated for new uniforms and electric scooters.