Isabel Castro, Balearics minister for public administration.

18-09-2019Teresa Ayuga

The minister for public administration, Isabel Castro, explained in parliament on Tuesday that the "first draft" for creating a separate police force in the Balearics is ready. This draft refers to the establishment of a Balearic School of Public Security. Castro said that this is what efforts are being focused on. A report from the state's General Police Council would then be needed in order to "ensure coordination". A Balearics police law could then be approved.

Josep Castells of Més in Minorca observed that a pact had been reached a year ago regarding the development of a Balearics police force. The period for moving ahead on this was now over. In his view, Castro's statement demonstrated that it has not been worked on. "Was there a vote in favour of this because it was believed in or in order to look good?"

Castro responded by saying that it was an "exciting and complex project", which is being developed by the emergencies directorate (which comes under her ministry). However, before being in a situation of being able to have a police force for the region, the school needs to be established. "Without this, we cannot move forward."


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Stan / Hace about 1 year

Will this Police Force support British and German Bars etc. When they have Crimes committed against their Businesses. A recent Burglary on a British Bar was not investigated by either the Policia or the Guardia. Finger print evidence was available etc. But the Authorities were not interested in catching the Criminals. Leaving those guilty of Crimes free to continue knowing they can not be stopped and caught.


Bert / Hace about 1 year

“Exciting and complex project”, which translated into real language means expensive and more highly paid jobs for our friends and relations.