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Improvement in citizen security in Zalla thanks to the collaboration between Ertzaintza and the Local Police

Jesus Carames

April 17, 2023 | 12:01 p.m.

Signature of collaboration protocol to optimize police resources and guarantee security in the Biscayne municipality

This Tuesday, the Ertzaintza and Zalla Local Police They have signed a collaboration protocol with the aim of improving the security of the citizens of the Biscayan municipality. The coordination of resources of both police forces will make it possible to carry out relays and guarantee the uninterrupted provision of security services.

Optimization of resources to improve citizen security

The Security Department reported that the signing of this protocol seeks to optimize the operational police resources of the Ertzaintza and the Zalla Local Police to improve the quality of life and security of citizens.

The event took place in the Zalla Town Hall and included the participation of the Operational Coordination table, made up of the head of the Zalla Local Police and the chief commissioner of the Balmaseda Police Station.

Through this protocol, it seeks to respond to the public safety needs of citizens, optimizing the police resources available in the municipality.

Establishment of collaboration and coordination norms

To achieve these objectives, rules for collaboration, distribution of services and obligations have been established, as well as the definition of ownership of police actions. In addition, protocols or joint action plans will be drawn up, establishing coordination criteria and ensuring the correct use of existing resources. All this will guarantee a continued and prominent police presence in the town.

The protocol also includes the establishment of mechanisms for the exchange of information of police interest, both periodic and immediate, and the regulation of urgent police communications.

Continuity of the collaboration started in 2021

This protocol is developed in line with the collaboration agreement between the Department of Security and the Zalla City Council, signed in October 2021.

With the signing of this protocol, there are already three collaboration agreements signed this year between the Ertzaintza and the local police forces of the municipalities of Las Encartaciones. Previously, in January, the signing was carried out in Alonsotegi and, in March, in Güeñes.

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