Improving security in Adeje

Permanent co-ordination group of security bodies agreed

During the week Adeje, with the Government delegate Elena Máñez Rodriguez, hosted a meeting of the different security bodies. Also present were the general head of the Guardia Civil in the Canaries, Juan Miguel Arribas, and the Tenerife south national police commissioner, Eloy Román Rodríguez, as well as representatives of the local police in Adeje.

The session dealt with a number of on-going and current issues, and talked in detail about the need for co-ordination and better security in Adeje as the main challenges to be faced. There was also mention of the creation, in the future, of a service or an office dedicated to the needs of foreign visitors. The meeting heard that in recent months there had been a drop in crimes reported across the board, something welcomed by both the government delegate and the Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga, “although we are never happy when any crime is committed”, he clarified. He added, “The better figures are a result of the work by the men and women of the security forces in the borough”. He also said that the work of the local and national police and the civil guard was to promote social harmony too among all residents and visitors, something vital for the good of the tourist industry. “No tourist chooses Adeje because we offer top security, but they won’t return if it is lacking”, he added.

Other matters discussed included the number of vacant homes and premises in tourist zones currently occupied by squatters, the intrusion caused by PRs on the streets, and the need for more police in both the national police and civil guard teams in Adeje and South Tenerife – the mayor said there was currently a need for at least 120 more agents to meet daily demands.

There was agreement across the board on the important issues, and on the use of co-ordination tools to improve the overall security in the region. The creation of a permanent co-ordinating body was approved by all with representation from all three of the operational security forces, to meet once a week. The mayor commented that “up to now the co-ordination that has existed has worked well, with good fluid communications between all the security forces, but we have decided to create this permanent body which will serve to improve security overall in terms of services and attention to the public”.




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Autumn courses in Adeje


The Adeje School of Security and Social Harmony, under councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, has just published information on a number of Autumn courses open to the public. Courses start at the end of October.

Those wishing for a pool lifeguard qualification can take part in a course running from October 23rd to 27th, with a swimming test to prove competence on October 19th. There is also a course on use of a defibrillator (November 24th) , and training in self-defence (November 14th 16th). There are also courses on offer on basic auxiliary care.

More information on courses and registration on


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Car theft counter-measures


The Adeje School of security and social harmony, under councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, recently hosted a course for police and other local and national security forces on the latest gang methodology in robbery and sale of cars. 36 people took part and the course was given by members of the Interdocpol organisation.

Interdocpol is an international non-profit organisation, based in different countries and its headquarters in Spain. The organisation consists of partners from different countries and its members are members of the security forces, members of the judiciary, experts and people related to vehicle traffic and documentary and expedition staff with a legitimate interest in combating crime. The objective of the organisation is offering training and information on the current and on-going smuggling of vehicles and forgery through training courses (classroom or online), and exchange of information among its associated members.

Three members of the Interdocpol from Catalonia were in Adeje to direct the course and the high level of participation was indicative of the interest shown by the different security bodies in the information on offer and the quality of the training this organisation offers. As well as agents from Adeje, members of security bodies from Arona, Vizcaya, San Miguel, Granadilla, Guía de Isora, Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Granollers and Santa Cruz de Tenerife were present.

New finance for the Canarian Local Police budget


Political representatives from the security departments of Tenerife’s borough councils along with technical experts and the regional government’s security director general, Nazarat Díaz Santos, met recently in Adeje as part of a series of meetings to discuss and analyse budget requirements as part of the Canarian Local Police coordination bill with new finance proposals discussed.

Zebenzui Chinea Linares represented Adeje with personnel from the relevant borough departments. “We are very happy with the direction of these meetings because with increased funding we can include measures appropriate to meet the needs of the citizens”.

During the working session a variety of proposals were discussed from different security agencies as well as other concerned bodies such as FECAM – the Canarian boroughs federation – and the CCOO and UGT trade unions. The meetings have been taking place over recent months, and are held in a different borough each time.


Canarian director for Emergencies and Security in Adeje visit

The Canarian government’s director for Emergencies and Security, Nazaret Díaz Santos, paid a visit to the Adeje School for security and social harmony recently to confirm a number of covenants with the Adeje Council as well as getting to know this borough installation which plays a key role in local security.

During the meeting with the councillor for institutional relations and youth,
Zebenzui Chinea Linares, the resources Adeje has were outlined as well as a number of projects that are on-going during 2017.

The visit also served to reinforce the working relationship between the two administrations in an area of direct concern and benefit for residents and visitors.