Published On: Tue, Oct 11th, 2016

Yucatan police get more than 500 new vehicles

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Reiterating that security requires never letting down our guard, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello presented to the state’s police forces a fleet of 503 new vehicles, which exceeds the 300 new patrol cars assigned in the last four years.

As part of Yucatan “Shield,” the governor and the National Commissioner of Security, Renato Sales Heredia, led the distribution of this fleet, of which 330 vehicles were intended to reinforce the 106 municipalities, and 173 for operations the state Ministry of Public Security (SSP).

SSP Director Luis Felipe Saiden Ojeda specified that the delivery of this total vehicle fleet includes 355 trucks, 63 cars, 75 motorcycles and 10 ambulances for the five new regions, with an investment of more than 300 million pesos ($15.8 million USD).

Yucatan's new police vehicle fleet is valued at more than 300 million pesos ($15.8 million USD). (PHOTO:

Yucatan’s new police vehicle fleet is valued at more than 300 million pesos ($15.8 million USD). (PHOTO:

Accompanied also by the General Commissioner of the Federal Police, Manelich Castilla Craviotto, Saiden Ojeda, Zapata Bello stressed that one of the main tasks is to ensure that Yucatan’s progress and economic growth are translated into jobs and wealth, and not lost to phenomena that affect or disrupt social harmony.

Before the mayors of 106 communities Zapata Bello instructed the Secretary General of Government, Roberto Rodriguez Asaph, and Saiden Ojeda to meet regularly with the mayors and their respective police directors to review and monitor various security strategies in order to consolidate a partnership that promotes social peace in each community.

In this regard, Zapata Bello announced that for better logistics and operational coverage five police regions have been created: coast-north, south, east, central and west. Each will have a coordinator to oversee the education, training, professionalism, equipment and operation of the region.





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