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More police on the streets promised for Operation Summer 2021

The government's deputy delegate in Malaga, Teófilo Ruiz, at the launch of Operation Summer 2021.
The government's deputy delegate in Malaga, Teófilo Ruiz, at the launch of Operation Summer 2021. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • The National Police will add 300 trainees to the force on the Costa del Sol and across the whole of Malaga province

With the launch of Operation Summer 2021, the National Police force in Malaga is redoubling its efforts to prevent crime during the holiday period with extra officers on the streets, a higher presence in hotspots and more interaction with the locals and tourists.

This Tuesday (6 July), the national government’s delegate in Malaga, Teófilo Ruiz, presented the details of the operation in Malaga alongside police officials, municipal and neighbourhood association representatives.

Ruiz explained that, in addition to the ‘operational and strategic restructuring’ of the officers, the main spearhead is the 300 trainees who will join the different provincial police stations in Malaga province. He said that their incorporation will make it possible to increase preventive surveillance in railway stations, ports, airports, hotels, campsites and beaches as well as controlling mass events involving large groups of people - with special attention to the Covid-19 situation.

The government representative stressed that every summer the Secretary of State for Security "implements this operation in Spain and especially in Malaga as it is one of the tourist engines of our country" and stressed that "public safety is a determining factor when tourists choose the Costa del Sol as a destination.”

In addition, the National Police force will take extra prevention measures against online scams, "one of the crimes that generates most complaints during the holiday months as a result of the increased use of the internet to book accommodation and travel packages", the delegate said.