ORIHUELA Local Police have been awarded the “Lápiz Escuela Pública” (Public School Pencil) for the work done during both last year’s floods and the Coronavirus lockdown in the spring.

Gota Fria storms and the subsequent flooding caused death and destruction during one week in September 2019, but all emergency services stepped up – including the police.

Policia Local Orihuela

Other noteworthy actions since then have been the work done with children during lockdown when confinement became an issue.

Home visits, birthday treats and puzzle compendiums were distributed to keep young minds busy whilst schools were closed.

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This award will be collected by the Chief Intendant of the Local Police of Orihuela, José María Pomares, this Saturday, November 7.

The occasion is the 41st Annual Congress of the ‘FAPA Gabriel Miró de Alicante’ at Torrevieja’s Virgen del Carmen Auditorium.

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