The Spanish Police Force is split into 3 distinct groups, each of which has a different uniform and a different remit and responsibilities. All three groups are armed.
Guardia Civil They wear green uniforms and have mainly military but some civilian functions. They are responsible for safeguarding public buildings, National security, crowd control at major events and customs duties. Their traffic branch patrols main highways – in cars and on motorbikes.
Policia Nacional (National Police) Usually wear black uniform and white shirts – sometimes they wear blue combat-style uniforms. They can be heavily armed as their duties include the security of the Spanish Royal Family and major Government figures. They also deal with most crime investigations.
Policia Local (Municipal Police)Perhaps the friendliest face of Spanish law enforcement, the Guardia Urbana is the local Police Force, responsible to the Mayor and Town Hall of the principality in which they serve. They wear navy uniforms with blue shirts. They deal mainly with traffic control and parking offences but tend to be helpful towards tourists and foreigners as they act as ‘ambassadors’ for their town.
Now please enjoy my collection of Spanish police vehicles.
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