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New tourist police in Tenerife

A multilingual police force consisting of 6 officers that are specifically dedicated to tourists has been created in Tenerife.

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Photo: Cabildo de Tenerife

The patrol speaks English, German and Russian and will be based at the main tourist office at Plaza de Espana in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The Tourist Police will patrol the center every day between 09 am and 6.30 pm on foot or on bike and will pay special attention to the tourists. The patrols job will include looking out for pickpockets and filing crime reports from tourists.

Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez says that the creation of this patrol has been a goal for a long time in order to make Tenerife a more tourist friendly destination, especially for the many cruise passengers who visit the island every year.