Five hundred Federal Police officers will reinforce security and surveillance operations in Cancún and the municipality of Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González has announced.
After barely a month in office, González condemned the conditions in which he found the state police, whose numbers amount to just 500 officers who are equipped with 40 patrol vehicles.
The situation at the municipal level is similar: “Solidaridad [Playa del Carmen] and Cozumel had zero patrol cars, and Benito Juárez [Cancún, with a population well over half a million people] had 22.”
The governor stated that his administration was working on equipping police departments as well as providing them with the necessary technology, while new police officers are to be hired, he added, with tougher trustworthiness exams.
As to the gender alert, González acknowledged that many people could be scared by it and its impact on tourism, but the issue needed to be addressed in the open and faced head on.
The governor also expressed disapproval for the inaction of his predecessor, Roberto Borge Angulo, who “had an entire year to address the matter but never did so, even after receiving specific recommendations.”
Borge was elected under the banner of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, his successor Joaquín under the rival National Action Party.
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