Severe lack of Green Patrol Officers in Palma.

Severe lack of Green Patrol Officers in Palma.


It's emerged that there was no overnight Green Patrol Unit in Palma for a whole week because of a shortage of Local Police Officers.

Between Monday, August 10 and Sunday, August 16, Palma Police Force was unable to carry out inspections or deal with citizen complaints because of the lack of specialist Police Officers.

According to sources close to Police Headquarters, the staff shortages were caused by layoffs, annual leave and problems backfilling because of the refusal to pay overtime.

During the week in question, the unit only had one night shift worker, who was accompanied by an untrained colleague and on all the other shifts no inspections were made and no calls were answered.

National Police, Port Police and Tourism technicians are reportedly aware that there's a lack of Night Unit specialists to deal with complaints about noise and other issues from local residents and individuals.


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Colin Allcars / Hace 9 months

This is just another Spanish example of the tail wagging the dog.

The officers who work shifts on the streets are the most important part of the service. They should be the very last to suffer from shortages of manpower, cash or equipment to do their vital job.

The whole sector of law enforcement is desperately outdated, and it lacks the modern techniques and training that are necessary and prevalent in other countries.


Nigel Stack / Hace 9 months

What a ridiculous situation considering the new rules that have just been enacted. The police apart from having several different departments is also fragmented by area, what . A friend of mine tried reporting a noisy and overcrowded bar at 4 a.m. and again at 5 a.m only to be told there is no cars available to go. Scandalous.