Cantabria local police recognize Magdalena Valerio – EFE News

The President of the Council of State and former Minister of Labour, Magdalena Valerio, this Saturday received the Distinguished Service Cross from the Association of Local Police and Firefighters of Cantabria, for her support for the Royal Decree authorizing the retirement age to be advanced from the local police of Spain.

The distinction was presented to him by the President of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla, during an act held in Parliament, which was also attended by the Vice President, Pablo Zuloaga, and the Minister of the Presidency, Paula Fernández .

The former minister pointed out that the royal decree approved in 2018 was the result of the contribution of different entities, such as local police groups, trade union organizations and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

professional role

Valerio highlighted the professional role of local police and firefighters as citizen-serving professions responsible for ensuring people’s safety, health and lives.

The President of Cantabria also highlighted the vocational character of these professionals, which translates, he said, “in a much better efficiency and work.

Revilla recalled that security is one of the main requirements to guarantee social well-being and demanded a greater presence of members of the security forces and bodies in Cantabria, to respond to the large floating population of the community , especially in coastal municipalities during the summer months.

New law

He also expressed the regional government’s commitment to these professionals, which is manifested, according to the president, in the approval, before Christmas, of the new local police law, which includes an improvement in the rights and regulation of the second activity.

As he did on Constitution Day, the President of Parliament, Joaquín Gómez, insisted on the need to promote respect for the institutions and the rules of the game “in the face of speeches that discredit and weaken our institutions, in the face of culture of irresponsibility, corruption, insults and permanent disqualification that generate great mistrust among citizens.

Civil Guard Sergeant Raúl Ramos was also awarded the Cross of Distinguished Merit, for his dedication to the development, improvement and activity for the benefit of the Cantabrian Police.

The association awarded the medals of professional merit to the officers of Santander, Bezana, Santoña, Laredo and Santa María de Cayón, and Cruz de la Constancia to five officers of the police forces of Santander, Limpias and Castro Urdiales, who passed 30 years of active service.