Valencia Local Police
Policía Local de València
On the one hand, cybercrime trend is clearly on the rise. On the other, youngsters are a specially vulnerable group that can become either cybercrime victims or offenders. PLV participates in RAYUELA project because it will enrich its cybercrime expertise, as well as enrich the current prevention and awareness campaigns in its “Help to Prevent” program in Valencia´s primary and secondary schools. Simultaneously, RAYUELA project will benefit from our good relationship with educative centers thanks to our proximity to citizens and youngsters being a local LEA.
With more than 1,500,000 inhabitants, Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain. More than 1,600 police officers form the Valencia Local Police (PLV). PLV’s duties are wide, ranging from surveillance and road traffic control to maintaining citizen security and safety, administrative police, community police, domestic violence, mediation police, fight against crime, management of emergencies, environmental police, etc. Overall, it is one of the most active local police forces in Spain, due to its continuous innovation in new technologies. The Centre of Security and Emergencies (CISE) is the best example of innovation in police management thanks to the use of ICTs tools. Moreover, it is a great test bed for pilot experiences and tests. PLV has managed (as a leader or a partner) 30 successful European projects from different programmes (H2020, 7th FP of R+D in Security, Lifelong Learning Programme, Prevention and Fight against Crime, Daphne III, Civil Protection Financial Instrument, Criminal Justice, etc.). PLV has a 30 year-old Community Policing model, which provides a satisfactory relationship with the citizens, thanks to more than 200 CPO within the municipality. This professional profile makes them receive very relevant multidisciplinary information.