| In recent weeks gloves, sports shoes and mid-calf boots have been purchased for the Cartagena agents | The Cartagena City Council has invested, just in the last month, a total of 25,849.69 euros to provide new equipment to the staff of Local Police officers.
Thus, on September 4, 130 pairs of half-round boots were purchased for a value of 11,482.90 euros; Since Tuesday, September 8, motorists already have around thirty new gloves, both for winter and summer, in which 1,909.56 euros have been invested; And yesterday, Monday, September 14, the contract was made to buy 173 pairs of sneakers for the troops, for 12,457.23 euros.The Councilor for Security, Juan Pedro Torralba, explained that "these periodic investments are very necessary so that the agents can carry out their work normally and provide their service to citizens in the best possible conditions."It should be remembered that at the beginning of this year a total of 105 new bulletproof vests were delivered to the Local Police officers, and that the new 44 officers who have entered service this summer have also been provided with basic equipment, such as flashlights.
, key holders or holsters for the weapon.In addition, in the 9 months that we have been in 2020, about twenty new vehicles have been acquired for Local Police, which will be in operation before the end of the year.
Specifically, it involves 12 vehicles, 6 patrol cars and 6 motorcycles, 4 off-road vehicles, among others.
Investments are also being made to equip patrols with better tools for detecting both drugs and alcohol..“Besides equipping them we also want to give them the best possible tools for their day to day.
It is clear that the useful life of Local Police vehicles is relatively short, since they are on the street 24 hours a day, so it is necessary to renew them every few years.
As for the new alcohol and narcotic detection equipment, we seek to reduce the driving rates of motor vehicles under the influence of these toxic substances to zero, since it has become an increasing infraction in recent years ", has concluded the Councilor for Citizen Security.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena