The Port Police is subordinate to the Department of Operational Development and its members are considered agents of the authority of the Port Administration in the exercise of the Port Police powers contained in the State Ports and the Merchant Marine Act, without prejudice to the duty of collaboration with Law Enforcement Forces and Agencies if needed.
Its main duties are as follows:
• To control access to the port area and its facilities, as well as ensure the safety of employees, users, passengers and goods, collaborating with the Law Enforcement Forces and Agencies and the Administration of Justice.
• To perform activities related to opening, closing, guarding and monitoring facilities.
• To control road and transport safety within the port’s service area.
• To control and supervise maritime and land operations and services, as well as perform ancillary services and handling of machinery or equipment assigned to the service.
• To monitor compliance with the provisions of the organisation’s regulations.
• To control and generate, where appropriate, the administrative documentation necessary for port operation.
• To ensure compliance with the policies of security, data protection, quality and environment established in its activity area.
• To manage administrative documentation derived from the activity.
• To assist different departments in activities related to the content of its duties.
• To manage the material resources allocated, using all means at its disposal for the performance of duties.
• Any other activity related to the mission.
In addition, the Port Police plays a fundamental role in the implementation of the Port Security Plans of Tenerife.
The organisational structure and the Port Police mission are as follows:
• Port Police Officer-in-Charge: collaborates in the planning of the Port Police service in addition to organising and coordinating its provision by ensuring the compliance with the law within the service area and port facilities.
• Head of Service: coordinates and organises the port police service in his/her shift and/or geographical area to ensure compliance with the law within the service area and port facilities.
Team Leader: collaborates in the coordination of the port police service in his/her shift and/or geographical area, coordinates a port police team (at least 4 officers and on the equivalence of 1 : 6 of the staff count) as well as carrying out the control and surveillance of the organisation’s service area and maritime and land operations involving port traffic in accordance with the regulations in force and under effectiveness, efficiency and safety conditions.
Port Police Officer: carries out the control and surveillance of the organisation’s service area and maritime and land operations involving port traffic in accordance with current regulations and under effectiveness, efficiency and safety conditions.