Plain-clothes po­lice­men pa­trolling city cen­tre

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A group of 24 po­lice­men have started pa­trolling Ali­cante city cen­tre in or­der to more eas­ily de­tect small crimes that take place on a daily ba­sis.

Gov­ern­ment spokes­peo­ple ex­plain the mea­sure was a fre­quent re­quest by res­i­dents who re­quested a more ef­fi­cient way to re­port smaller crimes such as thefts, cars be­ing bro­ken into or drug deal­ing near schools.

In or­der to tackle these is­sues, the gov­ern­ment has al­lo­cated up to 24 of­fi­cers and six po­lice cars to the task.

They will mainly be dressed in plain clothes in or­der not to alert po­ten­tial crim­i­nals, but they have also been charged with get­ting to know lo­cal res­i­dents and buisi­ness own­ers so that they can be recog­nis­able should any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour oc­cur.

One neigh­bour­hood as­so­ci­a­tion spokesper­son ex­plained that 'we are de­lighted they have come, we have al­ways re­quested more po­lice pres­ence'.

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