The head of security i Kristianstad commune, Andreas Poppius, wants to find solutions that offer increased security for staff.
– It’s very serious. It’s our staff, and they must be able to feel safe on their way to and from a job, says Andreas Poppius, referring to the car fires.
– As I see it, the situation is getting worse. During the autumn we had incidents in the Östra Kommunhuset (local government centre).
– And then we have the rocket attacks on emergency services personnel at Christmas and New Year.We must look into how thhis can be prevented.
He talks about continued co-operation with the police, but also about security guards.
– That could be a solution.
Radovan Javurek (L) is chairman of arbete och välfärdsnämnden (the Labour – and Welfare- committees), and also the crime prevention council, BRÅ.
– In the long run there are no big changes. A few people with poor judgement create problems for the majority.
– There is no precedent for car-burning in Kristianstad. But I can understand that people who live and work in the area feel differently.
Göran Svensson, police officer in the commune, says that car fires are a type of offence that is hard to deal with. The car-fire outside Hemtjänsten’s (Home Help’s) premises is classified as damage to property.
– It’s more worrying when it’s directed at staff who are here to do their job.