Controversial Police Exam Annulled: All Approved Candidates Guaranteed Positions at Alicante City Council
The Administrative Court Number 1 of Alicante has decided that all candidates who passed the controversial Local Police exam will have a place in the Alicante City Council. The court ruling declared null and void the approval agreement of the 2022 Public Employment Offer (OPE) by the Local Government Board of the Alicante City Council.
The judge has ordered the City Council to accumulate all vacant positions in the Municipal Police Force and approve one or more OPE exams for the years 2022 and 2023. According to union sources, the implementation of this sentence will not be a problem for the City Council, as there are currently over 80 vacant positions for agents.
The SPPLB union believes that this sentence will improve the security of citizens in Alicante and address the personnel deficit in the Local Police force. However, Compromís has criticized the City Council’s management in this matter and has called for accountability within the Human Resources department.
The Local Police exam has been marked by controversy, as there are suspicions of favoritism in the successful candidates, including individuals close to current members of the force. In addition to this sentence, the City Council of Alicante has also been obligated to restart a selection process for the Local Police mobility shift due to another court ruling.
These recent developments have sparked significant debate and interest within the city. The controversy surrounding the police exam has raised concerns about transparency and fairness in the hiring process. The decision to guarantee positions for all approved candidates is seen by some as a step towards rectifying the perceived injustices. The City Council now faces the challenge of implementing the court’s orders and re-establishing trust in the recruitment and selection process for the Local Police force.