Spain's home office minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, used the occasion of laying the first stone for Torre del Mar's new National Police headquarters to condemn terrorism and make reference to Basque terrorist group ETA's plan to hand in all its remaining weapons on April 8th. During the act he said, "this government has remained firm on its anti terrorism policy and in enforcing the current laws."
The new building, which is set to be completed by the end of 2018, replaces the current headquarters in the centre of Torre del Mar, which has become inadequate for officers and staff.
The new office is being built on a plot of land near the motorway, which was purchased from the town hall by the Home Office in 2009. The project has a budget of 2.7 million euros.