Catalonia has responsibilities for the coordination and planning of local police. The public security system of Catalonia is made up of security authorities, police forces and other services, public or private, security and coordination and participation bodies in matters of security.
The Police of the Generalitat – Mossos d’Esquadra and police officers, with the name of local police, municipal police, urban guard or other traditional ones, constitute the police of the Catalan institutions.
The Mossos d’Esquadra depend on the Government of the Generalitat and the local police forces of the city councils. They are all integrated into a police system and for this reason it is necessary to ensure the correct coordination between bodies and the homogenization of the actions of all of them. The General Directorate of Security Administration develops this coordinating and computer function of the local police forces of Catalonia, among themselves and with the Police of the Generalitat – Mossos d’Esquadra.
Among thefunctions that correspond to local police are the provision of assistance in accidents, disasters and public calamities along with the role of traffic police, administrative police and the proper consideration of proximity police, aware of the environment and the available resources place it as a reference, considering how valuable their knowledge and experiences in the different scenarios they have contributed to, contributing a more plural and local vision of the management of the incident.