Félix Azón visits different units of the Civil Guard in Extremadura

This morning he visited the Traffic School of Mérida and witnessed a motorcycle driving exhibition

On yesterday afternoon he met with the Civil Guard Commanders of the Extremadura Zone and the Badajoz Command

The General Director of the Civil Guard, Félix Azón held a meeting, yesterday afternoon, with those responsible for the Extremadura Zone and the Badajoz Command. This morning he visited the Traffic School of Mérida.

The meeting in the Extremadura Zone was attended by the Operations Command of the Deputy Operational Directorate of the Corps, Lieutenant General Fernando Santafé; the Brigadier General Chief of the Extremadura Zone, José Luis Gómez; as well as the Commands responsible for the Badajoz and Cáceres commanders and other units such as the Traffic Sector.
The General has explained to the Director the main characteristics of the Extremadura area, among which the work of the 11 ROCA Teams and the fire investigation have been highlighted, 107 investigations with 34 detainees being carried out this year. Another peculiar aspect in Extremadura is the more than 400 km of land and river border that this Community shares with Portugal and that makes the collaboration with the Republican National Guard of Portugal fluid and permanent.

The Civil Guard in Extremadura

The Civil Guard in the Extremadura Community is responsible for the public safety of 381 municipalities in the province, 58.77% of the population of the Community. To carry out this task, it has about 2,800 troops.
The Extremadura Zone, together with the Comandancias, Cáceres and Badajoz and the Traffic Sector, have Citizen Security, Weapons and Explosives Intervention, Judicial Police Unit, Information Section, Cynological Service, SEPRONA, ROCA Team and Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS), in addition to different technical and support units.
Among the issues that were discussed during the meeting are the data related to the work performed by the Civil Guard in relation to citizen security. In this sense, General Gómez explained that in the demarcation of the Civil Guard in Extremadura, during the first half of the year, an elucidation rate of 51.68% was achieved, a higher rate of 1.75 points to that obtained in the same period of the previous year.
The constitutive offenses of theft represent 18.62% of the total crime found, having decreased last year by almost 3%. Robberies with force represent almost 8%, having also decreased 27.39%. Within the modality typified as serious and less serious crimes of injuries and tumultuarial quarrels, a decrease of 19.75% has been observed.

Badajoz Command

For his part, the Acting Chief Colonel of the Badajoz Command, José María Martínez, has presented the main tasks carried out by the Civil Guard in the province of Badajoz.
The Comandancia de Badajoz has seven territorial companies, distributed in three Main Posts and 83 Ordinary Posts and is responsible for security in 160 municipalities, 54.74% of the total population of the province. For this it has about 1,150 troops.
Among the data offered, it should be noted that the clarification rate in the first half of the year was 49.39%, 1.45 points higher than that registered in the same period of the previous year.
With regard to criminal typologies, more than 19% of the total are thefts and about 10% robberies in homes and establishments. It should be noted that in both types there has been a decrease of 5.24% and 20.12% respectively, in relation to those found during the same period of the previous year.
The Director General has congratulated the components of the Civil Guard in Badajoz for the work they do for the benefit of La Paz society and has entrusted them to continue working to increase as much as possible the attention of the citizen, which is one of the reasons of the Civil Guard throughout its 175 years of history.
Félix Azón has met with the President of the Board of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, with whom he has dealt with the security situation in the Community and congratulated the Civil Guard for its 175th anniversary, being very dear and necessary for the Extremadura citizenship.
The Director General also held a meeting yesterday with the Government Delegate in Extremadura, María Yolanda García; the Mayor of Badajoz, Francisco Javier Fragoso; the President of the Diputación de Badajoz, Miguel Ángel Gallardo and other judicial, police and military authorities.

Civil Guard Traffic School

During the morning of today, Felix Azón, has visited the Traffic School of Mérida, where he has been received by the General 2nd Head of the Traffic Group, Fernando Mora.
The Director of the school, Colonel Tomás García, has introduced him to the teachers and has shown him the different classrooms and facilities. He explained that among the courses taught at the school outside the Corps there is a module for the Armed Forces and other police forces and another for international cooperation, in which subjects such as investigation of road accidents, drug detection and transportation of dangerous goods. In addition, there are safe driving days for civilian personnel.
The Traffic School has received a total of 797 students since 1996 from different countries in Central and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
The visit has ended with an exhibition of safe driving of four-wheel vehicles and another motorcycle.
For more information, you can contact the Civil Guard Press Office at 915146010.


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