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Puerto pledges increase in local police force 

Puerto de la Cruz has been promised more bobbies on the beat following a new agreement between the local council and police.

Negotiations had been ongoing since last December and a deal has now been signed. Among the improve-ments planned is a greater police presence due to more officers on each shift. The council will also be providing the material resources and new facilities.

Councillor for human resources, Antonia María Domínguez said the deal would also cover reinforce-ments in order to meet deficiencies that may arise, as well as adequately responding to the celebration of the many events that are taking place in Puerto, “guaranteeing the provision at all times of this security service by the Local Police.”

Puerto’s Mayor, Lope Afonso said: “We have acquired the commitment of providing the Local Police with the individual or collective means that are necessary to provide the service with the best guarantees. In this way, residents and visitors will be offered the best response to their demands.”

New police units will be created and new patrol vehicles acquired.

“We are working to ensure that all vacant seats can be filled as soon as possible,” stressed the Mayor.

The CCOO and CESIF unions have also thanked the administration for their “willingness to reach an agreement with the trade union representatives and seal a new agreement in the area of the Local Police that will improve the security of the municipality in every way “.

Councillor for security, Pedro González said: “We will continue to work to ensure a greater presence of police officers in our streets to continue providing a fast and efficient response in all that is required.”