Obchodná Street in Bratislava has a new police station

The station will serve as a contact centre and a security zone.

(Source: TASR)

The attack on Henry Acorda and other violent crimes that have happened on Obchodná Street in Bratislava and in its surroundings, opened a discussion about safety in this part of the capital.

Since the street is in one of the most lively night zones in Bratislava and it has become a place where several incidents have happened in recent years, it has been decided to open a new permanent police station there. This finally happened on August 22, the TASR newswire reported.

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The recent events have proven that the increased number of police patrols have not increased the safety on the street, said Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo.

“The new police station is also a way to involve citizens and the owners of the shops on Obchodná Street in finding solutions,” he added, as quoted by TASR.

A special unit

The police station is situated in the premises of a former café. People can report any illegal activities and get information about the work of the police from 9:00 to 18:00. If necessary, they will also find a safe place there.

There is also a special unit ready for immediate action.

“The unit will serve the locality especially at night from Thursdays to Saturdays, between 19:00 and 7:00,” said Marek Gajdoš, head of the Bratislava municipal police, as quoted by TASR.

More cameras installed

There will be also specially trained police officers, three in each patrol. Two will be in the field and the third one will be monitoring cameras, Gajdoš explained. They will be supported by experts with dogs.

The city would like to introduce nonstop operation of the station, but this is linked with an increase in the number of police officers, Gajdoš said, as reported by TASR.

To increase the security on Obchodná Street, Hurbanovo Square and Kollárovo Square, the city has also installed more cameras, Bratislava Deputy Mayor Juraj Káčer said. Their number increased from five to 11.

In addition, the new police station will house a clubhouse, which will be used for education and community activities.

The municipality is also in communication with the representatives of stores on the street. It plans to introduce special certification to motivate them to approach the health of their customers more responsibly, TASR reported.

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