The Ertzainetxea of the erandiotarra district of Altzaga will reopen its doors in March after remaining sixteen years without service. Throughout this time, the agents were responsible for the security of the municipality from the headquarters of the autonomous Police, located on the road of La Avanzada. From the Department of Security of the Basque Government said yesterday that this decision aims to “provide a service closer to citizens. That’s why we return to the origin ».
The current location generated difficulties for the neighbors at the time of carrying out any procedure, since they were forced to go with a private vehicle every time no public transport reaches the area. The decision adopted in 2004 by the department directed at that time by Javier Balza has already generated criticism of the ELA-Ertzaintza union when considering that it was pursuing the “rationalization of human and material resources”, forgetting the character of service that the Basque Government should also offer in police matters.
The erandiotarra police station also covers the service to the municipalities of Leioa, Derio, Larrabetzu, Lezama, Loiu, Sondika and Zamudio, with a workforce composed of more than a hundred agents.
The police units of Altzaga will open definitively on March 2 on Gernika Street. The new phone number will be 94 406 34 40 and the fax number will be 94 406 34 41. Your contact email is [email protected] And for emergencies, Erandio will continue to be linked to 112 SOS Deiak. In any case, a complaint collection and citizen service will still be maintained during the next month at the base of Camino Larrauri Mendotxe 18.
The move to the center of Erandio will allow free space to move the Getxo police station to the headquarters while its reform and extension is prolonged, which will take place over the next three years thanks to a budget of 8.3 million, of which this year will be will invest a game of 3.4 million. However, “all this time we will keep a Customer Service Office operational in Getxo,” they said from the Basque Government.