A new ‘Quick Response Group’ of Policia Local Officers was unveiled by the mayor of Orihuela last week which will be based at the Rabaloche police station. The group will comprise of 10 policemen, 2 officers and a Police Inspector with access to a car, a van and two motorcycles.
Their work will be limited to specific areas of the city where conflict is known to exist such as Rabaloche, Capuchins, San Isidro and San Anton, but the mayor said that they are able to be moved to other districts should the need arise. All 13 of the group members are volunteers.
During the coming weeks each policeman will be required to attend additional training courses which will include riot control, intervention techniques and first aid.
This Public Safety Task Force will be employed across the whole remit of police activities including traffic related matters, drug and alcohol issues and in any establishments where criminal activity is expected to or has occurred.
They will also be available to other municipal departments on request especially where mediation is necessary to amicably resolve private disputes.
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