Staff have been moving into the new National Police headquarters in Torre del Mar throughout February. The building replaces the old base on avenida de Andalucía which opened in 1986 and which has for some time been inadequate for housing 180 staff and their associated requirements.

The new offices have been built on a 6,700 square metre site in the Cuesta del Visillo area with access from avenida Rey Juan Carlos I. They are close to the Vélez-Málaga junction on the A-7 autovía and south of the El Ingenio commercial centre.

The land was ceded to the Interior Ministry by Vélez-Málaga Town Council in 2012 and the foundation stone was laid by the then-Minister for the Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido, in March 2017. The project has a budget of around €2.7 million.

The three-storey building covers 4,108 square metres of which 3,594 square metres will be used, with offices handling public enquiries situated on the first floor. The development includes parking for 25 vehicles.

The opening has been delayed for some time by problems with the power supply and telecommunications services, but the official inauguration of the new headquarters is now expected shortly.