"You can never seem to find one when you need one." This old adage rather sums up policing in the centre of Palma at the moment. In fact, I can safely say that I have only seen a handful of police officers on patrol in the city centre over the last six months. Thankfully, crime is relatively low in our city but there are other problems such as illegal street vendors, buskers and beggars. There is a poverty problem in Majorca and this leads to beggars, but I object to some of the antics used by some beggars who can be rather forceful in their approach. I have seen tourists visibly shaken when they are asked for money by a person who is not taking no for an answer.