Motril launches a special security and rescue system that will ensure that beaches in the whole municipality are safe during summer. However, the union has complained that the plan is "not there" because it lacks troops.
The cinsistorio guarantees that Civil Protection, Firefighters, and Local Police are responsible for the safety of bathers. Servicios Educativos Valverde Serviola' will provide 18 lifeguards to ensure that users are safe and able to enjoy Calahonda's bathing areas, Carchuna, Motril, and Calahonda.
Luisa Garcia Chamorro is the mayor of Motril. Jose Lemos is the deputy mayor for Tourism and Beaches. Maria Angeles Escamez is the deputy mayor in Citizen Security. Members of the municipal government team presented the device to Playa Granada. It will continue to work until September.
The mayor said that "having the entire coastline under surveillance requires a tremendous municipal effort and the involvement from all the areas that are dedicated to ensuring that our beaches remain in perfect condition not only in safety, but also in hygiene, to provide an image of safety for all Motrilenos who visit our beaches in the summer". The mayor added that lifeguards will be assigned to every beach, along with emergency health technicians, coordinators, firefighters, and policemen.
Jose Lemos, the Deputy Mayor of Tourism and Beaches welcomed them in the same vein. The person in charge said that they were essential to Motril's tourist image. Maria Angeles Escamez Escamez, Councilor for Citizen Security, said that more agents will be joining the Police Force in the summer and that new positions for both the Local Police Department and the Fire Department will be announced. Ella Escamez points out that the current bathing season is running smoothly. To ensure safety, the consistory currently has 90 agents. Four more will be added to this July. The troops will guard the beaches and prevent large-sized bottles from being produced in the area of urbanizations. This problem has been virtually eradicated in the city, but it is still a problem.
According to the councilor, Motril must increase troop numbers to more than 100. 128 according the unions, this is the indicated ratio. She will continue to work on it with the announcements of new locations. She will also respond to all other demands. Five to six Civil Protection volunteers will also work with the agents. They will continue their service. Escamez explains that the local area is working to solve the problems faced by the Local Police as well as respond to the demands of the agents who, amongst other things, ask for changes in their salaries and to be more effective.
We cannot ignore our commitment to security every summer on our beaches. We want it quiet and to live up to all the expectations of those who use our beaches, so safety is crucial in that." The person in charge at Citizen Security added that in case of an emergency, "we must measure each second and act as fast as possible, for this we have great professionals, and a human organizational chart willing to work thoroughly", with regard to the need for beaches to be closed to traffic to make them more accessible to emergency vehicles.
Concepcion Abarca is the president of ELA Carchuna-Calahonda. He explained that security guards will patrol the entire coastline in coordination with local police and other security forces. This will ensure that everyone who chooses us each summer can enjoy their vacations with peace of mind, and all of our services>>.
The Citizen Security Area management is inadequate for the SIPLG Motril. Agents denounce the selling of a false security image. Since overtime is not provided, professionals can work up to 21 hours straight. There are also many unattended services. No action is taken on complaints about neighbors' noises and parking in Fords. Union members point out that services have between 3-4 policemen, compared to 20 in previous years. They also criticize the fact that they charge less than other municipal agents in the province. The 4 new agents are still in training, and must be unarmed.