Arrest in Major Drug Investigation

Three people have so far been arrested, with other detentions looming, after an investigation by the National Police led to the breakup of a major drug supply network. The arrests have followed weeks of investigations, resulting in a van being intercepted in Torrevieja, and sixteen thousand euro in cash being found, along with half a …

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Local Police had a Busy Summer this Year

The special operation group of Torrevieja’s local police, El Grupo de Refuerzo Operativo (G.R.O.), have had a busy summer dealing with a variety of interventions from forgeries to possession. The unit, which operates as a unique and dedicated team, have planned and executed a total of 17 special operations, in addition to their routine duties, …

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Firework Safety Presentation at Pilar de la Horadada

The Local Police of Pilar de la Horadada are holding a free presentation this week, offering advice and information about firework safety. The officers will be answering such questions as age limits on fireworks, and other safety critical information. The event is taking place on Wednesday, 26 September, 2018, at the presentation hall of the …

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Dog Owners Warned to be Alert

The National Police has issued a warning through social media over an increase in attacks in the Elche area where dogs have been targeted. In the particular instances being warned about, sausages have had nails inserted in them, which are left in parks and then digested by the dogs. In the past two days, two …

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Police Awarded for Bravery

The Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, has reported that three officers o of the Operational Reinforcement Group (G.R.O.) of the Local Police of Torrevieja have been awarded the Cross of Police Merit with Blue Distinction by the Generalitat Valenciana for their intervention in a bank robbery. The officers intervened in a bank office in …

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All Emergency Vehicles will have Blue Lights

After many years of discussion and disagreement, on 31st of July, 2018, it entered into law in Spain that all emergency vehicles will use flashing blue lights. The reform is published in Ministerial Order PCI / 810/2018, published in the BOE, modifying several Annexes to the General Vehicle Regulations -RD 2822/1998- among which is Annex …

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Orihuela Police Unions Urge Government to Reject ‘Pseudo Officers’

Trade unions representing Local Police officers in the Orihuela municipality are urging the local government to support them in rejecting the creation of 10 posts for “mobility agents”, who they say are nothing more than a cheaper alternative to qualified and skilled police officers, lacking the same powers. The unions describe the creation of the …

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Local Police Run Out of Ammunition

The Local Police in the Alicante municipality of Elche, a location that hosts one of the biggest international airports in the country, are running out of ammunition due to problems with the service contract. The officers are currently armed and have ammunition to support their daily activities, but range practice, which has to be conducted …

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