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Regional government in Palma backs Formentera Local Police

foto consell premsaThe Formentera Council's department of security applauds the Govern and the Balearic Islands parliamentary body for moving, December 5, to advance a July 17 piece of legislation on coordination of local law enforcement in the islands. Special thanks go to Formentera's provincial councillor, Silvia Tur, for championing an additional provision officials say will be a milestone in how the police coordinate their efforts on the island.

According to the amended text, Formentera's unique position —with an island council in charge of one municipality's governance, and the correlated overextension of the local law enforcement agencies— means the Govern, as keeper of the political autonomy and inter-island relations encapsulated in the Balearic autonomy statutes, must offer additional administrative, technical and managerial support for the island's police.

The Govern's assistance must be brought to bear to ensure local law enforcement get the resources they require in excess of what the law already provides. In recent years, despite housing options, comparable pay and available positions on the force, Formentera police have remained understaffed. Police academy graduates give their preferred picks for their assignment locations, and in light of burgeoning demand across the Balearics, precious few choose Formentera. Thanks to repeated opposition from Madrid's delegate to the island and the Partido Popular, uncertainty continues to cloud the legal fate of full-time positions created to sweeten the deal for Formentera-based officers.

Now, with the updated law and the special provision, Formentera has yet another instrument to guarantee it can attract new officers. Department head Bartomeu Escandell thanked regional institutions “for hearing our island's appeal for more police,” saying: “The Govern has taken steps to commit the resources our island's police force deserves”. The councillor also announced that with the new law's entry in force, Formentera will open a call for six new police officers, double the current number.

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Local Police

Venda des Brolls, 53
(road to la Savina, km 2,9)
07860 Sant Francesc Xavier
Administration, mondays to fridays
9.00 to 14.00 h
Emergencies: 971 32 20 87
tel. 971 32 22 01 · fax 971 32 31 96
policialocal@conselldeformentera.cat

Tutor Police
Venda des Brolls, 53
(road to la Savina, km 2,9)
07860 Sant Francesc Xavier
tel. 647  65 10 80 · 664 405 625
policiatutor@conselldeformentera.cat

Civil protection and Fireman

(road to la Savina, km 2,5)
07860 Sant Francesc Xavier
tel. 971 32 26 21 / 112
bombers@conselldeformentera.cat
pcvoluntaris@conselldeformentera.cat

Municipal vehicle deposit
road to la Savina, km 2,5
(front of Guardia Civil headquarter)
07860 Sant Francesc Xavier
tel. 639 55 83 31

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