The Council of Ministers approves the call for 4,992 positions for the National Police and Guardia Civil

The Council of Ministers has approved the offer of 4,992 new positions for the State Security Forces and Bodies, specifically 2,906 positions for the National Police and another 2,086 for the Guardia Civil, amounts that derive from the planning carried out by the Government to reverse the process of staff reduction that had occurred in previous legislatures.

The offer of places, of which 650 are for internal promotion, is included in two royal decrees submitted to the Council of Ministers by joint initiative of the Ministry of Finance and Public Function and the Ministry of the Interior, and applies in both cases a replacement rate of 125 percent. The State Security Forces and Bodies are thus the group of public employees to whom the highest replacement rate is applied, which shows the Government’s commitment to public security.

With this public employment offer, there are already 18,872 places called for the National Police and the Guardia Civil since 2019: 4,816 places offered that year, 4,645 in 2020, 4,419 in 2021 and the 4,992 approved this week.

All these calls have applied replacement rates of over 100 percent, which has made it possible to recover part of the troops lost by both bodies in previous legislatures, which in 2017 added a total of only 142,072 troops, the lowest figure since 2011 after a loss of 13,077 places in six years. On December 31, 2021, between the National Police and the Guardia Civil, there were already a total of 151,719 troops.


In addition to the calls for new positions for the National Police and the Guardia Civil, the Council of Ministers has approved the global public employment offer of the General State Administration for 2022, which includes the call for 1,084 new positions for officials attached to the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions.

Most of these places, 900, correspond to the Corps of Assistants of Penitentiary Institutions. The rest is distributed in 60 positions for the Superior Corps of Technicians, 40 for Prison Health, 24 nursing positions and another 60 in the Special Corps of Penitentiary Institutions.

Lastly, the public employment offer for the General State Administration includes the call for 57 new positions in the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT): 50 administrative staff specialising in Traffic, five senior technicians and two statisticians.