Green light for new Guardia Civil School of Criminalistics

The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, accompanied by the Director General of the Guardia Civil, María Gámez, chaired the meeting of the Guardia Civil Council Plenary this week.

The Guardia Civil Council is the body that brings together representatives of the Administration and professional associations to deal with matters related to improving the working conditions of civil guards.

Among other issues, the meeting gave the green light to the project to create the School of Criminalistics of the Corps, whose objective is to improve the training of civil guards who choose this specialty.

The creation of the School of Criminalistics reinforces the teaching system of the Guardia Civil and offers a new specialty for those civil guards who want to direct their professional career towards this key discipline in police investigation.

The objective is to centralise, organise and develop in this new Training Centre, which will depend on the Criminalistics Service of the Judicial Police Headquarters of the Guardia Civil, all the improvement courses that are taught within the different modalities that make up this specialty.

Likewise, it is one more step to fulfil the objective contemplated in the Guardia Civil Personnel Regime of advancing towards an improvement teaching system through continuous training and the permanent updating of knowledge.

On the other hand, the plenary session of the Guardia Civil Council has analysed the future rule that will regulate the institutional relationship with retired Guardia Civil personnel, whose objective is to develop an authentic strategy to “care for veterans” by turning them into a social benchmark in all orders.

With this initiative, the aim is to seek a homogeneous treatment for the group as a whole, establishing the necessary tools to favour its connection with the Corps and the development of all the rights that it can exercise within it.

In addition, a communication plan will be launched to value the sense of belonging of retired Guardia Civil personnel and, in this way, establish, maintain and strengthen emotional and affective ties between the Institution and veterans.

The new norm contemplates the celebration of an annual act of tribute to retired personnel in each province and the promotion of initiatives aimed at remembering in physical spaces such as squares, streets or parks the recognition of this personnel.

Other important issues for the professional development of civil guards have also been raised at the meeting, and progress has been made in the analysis of the next regulatory initiatives that will contribute to achieving this objective.

This is the case of the one that refers to the classification and provision of destinations, the one that establishes the procedures and objective norms of valuation in the evaluation processes or the one that contemplates the development of the rights of professional associations, their representatives and members of the Guardia Civil Council.