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Policía Canaria

General Police Corps of the Canary Islands
Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria (Spanish)
Common name Policía Canaria
Logo del Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria.svg
Logo of the General Police Corps of the Canary Islands
Agency overview
Formed June 30, 2010
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Autonomous Community of Canary Islands, Spain
Governing body Government of the Canary Islands
Constituting instrument Ley del Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria (28 May 2008)
General nature
Operational structure
Sworn members 100 (to be 1,700)
Parent agency Ministry of Presidency, Justice and Security
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Policía Canaria are the police force of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, Spain.[1] It was formed in 2010 by Paulino Rivero, the President of the Canary Islands.


The Ley del Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria (English: Law of the General Police Corps of the Canary Islands), passed on 28 May 2008 by the Parliament of the Canary Islands, states that the functions of the police force include the guarding and protection of people, bodies, buildings, facilities and units of the autonomous community and its instrumental bodies, and to ensure compliance with the regulations and orders issued by the organs of the community, among others.

This regional police work consists of the General Police Corps Canaria and the local police bodies of the 88 municipalities canaries. The hundred agents configured promotion pimera General Body only.

One hundred agents, 92 men and 8 women, made up the first promotion of Police Canary in a presentation ceremony held on June 30 of 2010 at the Academy of Security Canaria Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the regional president said that this was only the first step in a deployment that will reach 1,700 officers in several phases.

His first mission was to celebrate the Festival of the Virgen de las Nieves, on the island of La Palma.


Source: [2]


  1. ^ Moreno, Gorka (7 May 2010). "La Policia Foral exporta su modelo a Canarias". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "El Gobierno de Canarias presenta la uniformidad del Cuerpo General de la Policía Canaria" (PDF). Seguridad y Emergencias Canarias. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 

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