Cozumel.- On February 8, the Governor of Quintana Roo Carlos Joaquín delivered five new police vehicles to the municipal police of Cozumel.
“These new five police cars are added to the 15 of the State Police, which are already operating on the island and are part of a strategy to fight violence and insecurity, because the complicity and corruption of previous governments is over,” said the governor of Quintana Roo.
Carlos Joaquín stressed that even though there has been improvement in terms of security in the island, there is still a lot to do in this regard. “Recovering tranquility is a process that takes time, but together we have taken the first steps in the right direction and we are not going to stop.”, he added.
In this regard, Mrs. María Teresa Álvarez Manzanero, who has lived in Cozumel for more than 40 years said: “The new police cars, delivered by Governor Carlos Joaquín to the municipal police is something that interests, not only the people of Cozumel, but national and foreign visitors. Because safety is important to all of us. ”
With the presence of the municipal president Perla Tun Pech, the governor Carlos Joaquin indicated that when he received the administration, there were only 25 functional police cars in the State Police, 18 bulletproof vests in adequate condition and the corporation had hardly any presence in the state capital, Chetumal.
“Currently there are 612 police vehicles; 383 in good conditions in the State Police, of which 315 were acquired in this administration, and there are 229 granted on loan in the different municipalities of the state. In addition, all the state police agents have bulletproof vests, protection helmets and practically all of them are properly trained and armed” indicated Carlos Joaquín.
“Nowadays, we have the base of operations in Chetumal, there is one in Cancun where we expect to have the permanent presence of 300 state police, there is another in Playa del Carmen that will have 200 law enforcement officers and now another in Cozumel, with 15 patrol cars and 100 policemen,” explained the governor.
He also explained that, in terms of security, the gorvenment has been working in a coordinated and direct manner with all the armed forces. Specifically with the Federal Police a new surveillance support program has been established, which is already being applied in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Puerto Morelos, where there is a much greater presence, with almost 1,000 agents.
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