The famine from living place leaves 512 vacancies from Civil Guard in the Balearic Islands, a figure that may increase when the 1,752 troops in the Islands have the opportunity to choose their destination, given the lack of responses from the central government to deal with this more than worrying scenario that can aggravate, even more if possible, citizen insecurity in the community that leads the crime rate in Spain.
This has been denounced by the professional association Justicia Civil Guard (Jucil), majority in the Council of the Civil Guardwhich in line with what was stated by the Unified Association of Civil Guards (AUGC), has warned that The Balearic Islands is a place of “punishment” for those who are destined here due to the high prices of housing.
In a statement, Jucil warns that the Islands “They have become increasingly insecure territory, both for residents and tourists”, due to the «dwindling staff of the Civil Guard, the police force that deals with crime prevention and security, in more than 90 percent of the surface of this insular space.
According to the data provided by the organization, The Balearic Islands currently counts 1,752 civil guards when the catalog of jobs provides for 2,264 troops. And this, including among the assets 112 trainee student guards who arrived in 2021 and 144 in 2022. “Many of them will go to other places as soon as they have the opportunity to choose their destination.”
And it is that, for Jucil, having the Islands as a destination to start the internship period is “a punishment, bad luck.” «The place in Spain where overpopulation and housing shortages require a almost miraculous objective, to find a decent place to sleep», has indicated the majority association in the Armed Institute.
The association has held meetings on this matter with the Government delegate in the Balearic Islands, Aina Bald, to which he has claimed adequate spaces for the civil guards who are assigned to the Islands. “The answer has always been that in the Government are aware of this problem, but have not done anything to fix it”denounces the general secretary of the professional association, Ernesto Vilariño.
Among other proposals, Jucil defends, along with other professional entities, that insularity becomes a specific complement in the salary of those who work in the Balearic Islands, so that the agents do not lose purchasing power when they are transferred to the Islands.
The entity also continues to demand “a decent place for all the civil guards and for the rest of the officials assigned to the Islands.” “According to our data, the Zone and Command of the Civil Guard in the Balearic Islands has 544 official pavilionsof which some are in a state of uninhabitability”, they have indicated.
This lack of troops means that in the Balearic Islands “the possibility of the Civil Guard being a police force “with preventive capacity” has practically disappeared.
“We can only react to events with the more than certain possibility that it will be late” to the call of citizens or emergency services, lamented the first spokesperson for this professional association, Ernesto Vilariño.
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