Guarantee the protection of the women victims of sexist violence. That is the fundamental premise by which the El Campello City Council becomes part of the operation that encompasses all State security forces and bodies in the defense of battered women. From now on, the Local police actively participate in the known program Comprehensive Monitoring System of cases of Gender Violence (VioGén), giving full content to the agreement adopted by the Local Safety Board in 2013.
As reported today from the Consistory, this same week a new conference was held, in person and by videoconference. Local Safety Board at the highest level. The sub-delegate of the Government, Araceli Poblador; the mayor of El Campello, Juanjo Berenguer (PP); the councilors of Security and Social Affairs, Rafa Galvañ (PP) and Mercé Pairó (Cs); the head of the Gender Violence Unit of the Subdelegation, Modes Salazar; the chief commissioner of the Local Police; the colonel of the Civil Guard of Alicante; the commander of the Alicante Civil Guard, José Luis Morillo; the provincial chief commissioner of the National Police; the lieutenant of the Civil Guard of El Campello, and a representative of the Autonomous Police, as well as the secretary of the El Campello City Council, Carlos del Nero.
At the meeting it was found that, thanks to the increase in the staff of the Local Police registered during the last year, the right circumstances exist to allocate troops to the VioGén System, until now, exclusive competence in the municipality of the Civil Guard. For this reason, the agreement is signed indefinitely. It must be remembered that a year ago the tripartite formed by PP, Cs and Vox overturned a motion of the PSOE for the Local Police to join the system, claiming the government team that agents were missing to be able to assume these powers, which will now be shared with the Civil Guard. In the last year three agents have joined and soon other local policemen will be added to the staff, as highlighted by the executive.
The collaboration protocol between both bodies establishes that local agents act in cases of low-risk gender violence. The Civil Guard will be in charge of assigning the cases, and each body is responsible for monitoring those assigned to it. The Armed Institute will directly assume the cases of “medium”, “high” or “extreme” level, while the Local Police will be assigned those classified as “unappreciated” and “low” risk, in addition to collaborating in matters of protection of victims.
The necessary balance between assigned cases is pursued, so that the communication between both police forces will be constant to guarantee the effectiveness of the system, which also includes the assistance services provided by the Department of Social Welfare, with provision of resources, counseling, psychosocial assistance and accompaniment work.
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