New police chief for Almeria

0
PRAISE: Antonio Sanz Cabelloa speaks. Photo credit: Twitter/ DGobAndalucia

THE Government representative in Andalucia, Antonio Sanz Cabello, stressed “the effort” and “great work” carried out by the National Police, in collaboration with the Guardia Civil and NGOs to “save lives and assist the immigrants arriving in boats.”

Sanz, who was speaking at the inauguration of the new provincial commissioner for the police commissioner in Almeria, Rafael Madrona, said the agencies act with “respect” to “safeguard Spanish and European borders, as marked by legislation in force and in accordance with the Schengen Treaty.”

According to data provided by the delegate, a total of 3,223 immigrants have reached the coast of Almeria, a sharp increase of 236 percent over the same period last year. While the number has spiked, he also thanked the National Police for the decline in the crime rate, which in the first half of 2017 in Almería was 42.9 crimes per thousand inhabitants, the lowest of over the last decade. Violent criminal offences were also down by 2.8 percent from the first half of last year.

Sanz addressed the agents and police officers present at the event, assuring them that “the Government values ​​and thanks the great work.” He issued assurances of the government’s continued support for their work.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.