The PSOE-led coalition government in Benalmádena has said that the town is suffering from a “lack of security services” because it does not have its own National Police station.
The deputy mayor and local councillor for Security, Javier Marín, criticised the national government for not including funds for a police station in Benalmádena in its general state budget in which a sum of 3.8 million euros has been designated for improving the Arroyo de la Miel junction on the A-7. He pointed out that Benalmádena currently has to share a National Police station with Torremolinos.
This is not the first time that the Socialist party has put forward the plan. The mayor, Víctor Navas, held a meeting in 2015 with the secretary of state for Security, Francisco Martínez, in which he asked him to consider the proposal. The PSOE has highlighted that the issue is worse in the summer, when the town becomes “inundated with visitors”.