| The creation of the Police Guardian represents a change of philosophy in the Caracas police force , with an active, collaborative and continuous commitment with the educational community | The agents -who have taken office- will be dedicated to the educational field, working in collaboration with the Directorates and Guidance departments of the urban centers and districts In the Public School 'El Salvador' they have reported on some of their main objectives such as preventing and acting in cases of harassment, absenteeism or drug use, as well as holding talks or campaigns on matters such as Road Safety Education This course and given the health alert circumstances, will have a special impact on the prevention of COVID-19, raising awareness in the child and youth population of the importance of complying with protection measures and state of alarm orders. 0.
With the mission of ensuring the protection of the rights of minors, acting against harmful or illicit behaviors and promoting positive attitudes among Primary and Secondary students, the Caravaca de la Cruz City Council has launched the figure of the 'Police Tutor', with the creation of two positions dedicated to the educational field within the police staff. Together with the mayor, José Francisco García, and the councilors of Citizen Security and Human Resources, José Santiago Villa and Ana Belén Martínez, respectively, the two agents have taken office, after their approval in the Plenary of the Municipal Corporation.
Police officers Pedro Abril Abril and Nieves Martínez Sánchez have degrees in Criminology, specialized in mediation and conflict resolution in minors, with extensive professional experience in the body and academic training in each of the subjects of the position. "The creation of the guardian police is a commitment of this government team and a figure demanded by the educational community.
This course - and given the circumstances of maximum health alert - will focus a large part of its efforts on preventing and raising awareness among the population children and youth of the importance of complying with each and every one of the measures to prevent the pandemic, "as stated by the mayor, also highlighting that" surveillance has been intensified outside of secondary schools and that next week a meeting is already planned with all the directors of the centers to reinforce prevention actions and information on self-protection measures that minors must always bear in mind ". The councilor who directs the area of ??Citizen Safety and Traffic, José Santiago Villa, has stressed that "this is an important change in the philosophy of the Police force, since it moves to a fully collaborative work and the commitment is made effective active with Education, with objectives such as the improvement of school coexistence, the prevention of certain behaviors or the resolution of conflicts, counting on widely trained agents in matters that from now on are within their competence ". After the inauguration, in the Public School 'El Salvador' - with the presence of its director, María Dolores Martínez, and the head of studies, Ana Aroca - they have reported on the main functions that the guardian police will perform.
Actions that will be directed by the Local Police Headquarters, in close collaboration with the Department of Education, the directors of the centers, as well as the Guidance departments, among other departments or agencies. The main functions of the guardian police are to act against absenteeism or minors without schooling; prevent and intervene in cases of bullying and illicit use of information and communication technologies; monitor and proceed in accordance with the Law on issues related to drug use or trafficking and conducting informative talks and awareness campaigns in areas such as Road Safety Education. Its tasks also include the surveillance of the exteriors of the educational centers and surrounding public areas frequented by minors, as well as the improvement of the safety of the vehicular and pedestrian traffic with innovative projects in the municipality such as the 'Safe Path'. The agents will provide a continuous service during the academic year, with a schedule adapted to the schools and institutes of the urban area and the districts.
Weekends will be incorporated into the general surveillance and control of the Local Police, reinforcing the staff.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz