Los Cristianos welcomes the presentation of 15 new motorcycles, scooters and electric bicycles for the Traffic and Beaches units.
The Fisherman’s Square, outside the Cultural Center of Los Cristianos, hosted today (December 19) the presentation of 15 new vehicles for Traffic and Beaches units of the Local Police, a game that is integrated into a municipal action of integral renewal and expansion of the fleet and the material endowment of the police force, which has meant an investment of almost 1.4 million euros in two years and that will continue, in the coming months, with the start-up of vans large for crowded and rapid intervention.
The mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, explained the details of this strategy of integral renovation of the Local Police envelope in a presentation of these new vehicles attended by the councilors of Security, Raquel García; Modernization and Contracting, Francisco Marichal, and Police, Carolina Reverón, as well as the head of BMW Motorcycles in Canaauto, Michel Ambrosio.
Mena said that,
When we arrived at the government, we found ourselves with a Local Police with obsolete material resources in poor condition. We committed ourselves to turn this situation around, acquiring new equipment and renovating the mobile fleet. With the fifteen vehicles that we present today, we can say that, in two and a half years, we have almost completely renewed the mobile park of the Local Police of Arona, with a committed expenditure of 1.4 million euros “.
The mayor stated that,
Arona, therefore, also advances in security. We are fulfilling a commitment and we are improving the security of our neighbors and the working conditions of the local police agents. There is work to be done and time ahead to continue introducing improvements, both material and labor. We are also making progress in sustainability, since of the 15 units that we present today, nine of them are completely electric, which is consistent with the Sustainable Arona in which we work.”
The police councilor, Carolina Reverón, explained that,
We are complying with the strategy designed to assume the area, with a progressive implementation to update, complete and modernize the provision of our Police, a process that has been fully participatory and in which the agents themselves and units, who are the best know the reality of the body, the needs have been transmitted to us. We advance in this objective in terms of material and with a commitment to quality, because improving the working conditions of the police also affects the service provided to citizens. “
He also announced that,
Soon, we will put the vans for Atestados and UPP into service, as well as new specialized material by sections, and we are already working on other objectives to improve the service, such as new facilities and the request to the State to allow us to increase the security staff and adapt it to the municipal reality. “
The purchase of the package that is delivered today to the Local Police went out to tender at the end of last April and in three lots, of which was awarded the company Canario Alemana de Automóviles SL (Canaauto) when presenting the most advantageous economic offers. It consists of 5 electric scooters BMW C Evolution, 6 motorcycles BMW F 800 GT and 4 electric bicycles BMW Cruise E-bike, with a total value with taxes of 177,500 euros.
Arona City Council began in 2016 a total renovation of the fleet of municipal vehicles to ensure the safety of personnel, achieve a reduction in maintenance costs and fuel, as well as betting on vehicles with fewer emissions.
For the Local Police, almost 40 vehicles have been purchased or hired through the renting procedure, including off-road vehicles, trail bikes, patrol cars, also with bulkheads, or motorcycles and electric vehicles presented today. To this is added the acquisition of new uniforms, after many years without renewal, and bulletproof vests, elements that total more than 262,000 euros.
The renewal will continue, in the coming months, with new equipment and the commissioning of vans with all the provisions for rapid intervention by the Police Prevention Unit (UPP), which will involve a total investment of 190,000 euros.