PALMA'S Local Police force was presented with 22 new vehicles yesterday as part of the plan to completely renew the municipality's force's fleet.
The new vehicles and keys were handed over to the force by the mayor of Palma, Aina Calvo, and the City Councillor for Citizen Security, Antoni Donaire, at the Son Gibert police station and this latest influx of vehicles means that since 2008, 65 percent of the force's vehicles have been renewed.
The new vehicles include a horse box, four motorcycles, six trial bikes, a new Citroen Picasso, a Citroen van and an unmarked vehicle for under cover work.
TWO MILLION EUROS
Calvo said that the renovation of the fleet will continue into next year by which time the council hopes to have the Local Police with access to a fleet of new and properly equipped vehicles.
Since 2008, nearly two million euros has been spent by the city council on new vehicles of various kinds as part of the council's overall drive to improve the capabilities of the Local Police force and therefore increase the safety and security of the general public.