The police system in Mallorca is complex and somewhat confusing: sometimes the officers wear green, sometimes blue, sometimes blue and white – depending on whether they are on duty for the Policía Local, the Guardia Civil or the Policía Nacional.

As a rule of thumb for the jurisdiction of the various police bodies, if you have a minor problem – such as a towed car – you should contact the Policía Local. If weapons or violence are involved, the Policía Nacional is the better contact; for customs matters, the Guardia Civil.

Those who need quick help can dial the general emergency number 112, all three police bodies are networked and cooperate with each other.

Here are the areas of responsibility of each police body: