| Two of them will be the first hybrid SUVs of the Local Police mobile park | The Governing Board has given the go-ahead for the procurement of the supply of nine vehicles for the Local Police, through four lots.One of the priorities of the Government Team is to reinforce the resources, both human and material, available to the Local Police since Murcia is one of the most extensive and decentralized municipalities in Spain and the acquisition of these vehicles will facilitate Police officers serve the entire territory more effectively.In addition, the workforce is being strengthened with the creation of 135 new positions that, with the incorporation of agents through the mobility system, will allow the workforce to be made up of around 700 agents.
This same week 44 aspiring agents have started their training course.Thus, the agents will have 6 radio patrol cars, two of which will be the first hybrids of the Local Police, two SUVs and another SUV destined for the Ecological Patrol.For the supply of these 9 vehicles, of which six will be used for service in districts, a maximum price of 317,549 euros will be invested.In this way, the acquisition of these vehicles, in addition to facilitating the work of the agents, allows increasing the levels of security and immediate attention in the municipality as a whole.It must be remembered that at the Governing Board on April 29 the acquisition of the first two electric motorcycles of the Local Police for the Ecological Patrol was tested.In addition, last March 13 new mobile units for agents were presented: 8 motorcycles, 4 vans and a truck, which were added to the existing ones, reaching 282 units.In 2016, 2 SUVs, 13 passenger cars, a mobile radar car for speed controls and 5 motorcycles were added to the fleet.
In 2017, 7 SUVs were added to increase the police presence in the countryside and mountain areas of the districts.
Last fall the Murcia Local Police included two drones in its equipment to monitor areas of difficult access, devices that can reach up to 72 km / h and ascend to a height of 6,000 meters.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia