The City Council is discussing whether to grant the police a license to erect a small, mobile police station in Laeakjartorg square in Reykjavík’s city center.
The aim of the station will be to create better accessibility to the police and increase police visibility in the city center, especially during the weekends and the big summer festivals. Fréttabladid reports.
The city council and the police are also discussing hiring additional support for the police during weekends. “We are investigating how we can bring in support for the police, who could aid them in their more demanding duties that do not require police officers,” said Jakob Frímann Magnússon, managing director of the city center.
Police Chief Geir Jón Thórisson says that the police are already doing a lot of work that does not necessary have to be carried out by police, like driving drunk people to their homes. Doormen might also be able to aid the police if their sphere of influence is increased.