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Yucatán continues to be a benchmark when it comes to security in the country

by Yucatan Times
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The government of Mauricio Vila Dosal promotes the surveillance, training, and equipment of its police corporations, as Yucatán continues to be the safest state in the country.

Due to its video surveillance infrastructure, better working conditions for the police force, the promotion of crime prevention actions and coordination with all levels of Government, promoted by Governor Mauricio Vila DosalYucatán is the safest state in the country.

To maintain these rates of peace and tranquility among the population, the Vila Dosal administration increased the security budget in the state by 138 percent, to go from 1,5 billion pesos to 3.6 million besos in 2024, in addition to create a law that guarantees that this cannot be reduced in future administrations.

Additionally, through the “Yucatán Seguro” program, the number of video surveillance cameras was increased from 2,245 to 6,775; 219 plate reading arcs were installed; 2,400 smart traffic lights; a new C5i Monitoring Center; the acquisition of four boats; 2 Bell helicopters, considered the best equipped in all of Latin America; four Black Mambas and armored vehicles.

The Regional Control and Command centers of Izamal, Progreso, Oxkutzcab and Valladolid were also remodeled.

The Government of Mauricio Vila has increased the response capacity of the Yucatan Public Security Secretariat (SSP) officers, for the benefit of the Yucatecan population, with the delivery of more than 2,200 units equipped with the highest technology, among which include state and municipal police patrol carss, trucks, fire trucks, motorcycles and coastal boats.

It is worth mentioning that the Yucatán police is the only one in the entire country that offers its staff a salary above the national average, which grew 10% in 2023 and will also grow 10% in 2024.

The above is in addition to other benefits, such as access to health services for members of the corporation and their family in the event of an accident or work risk in private hospitals; quote in Infonavit; the opportunity for their children to have a 100% scholarship for registration and tuition at any public and private university in the State, a benefit that has been extended to the municipal police of Mérida and the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and added to This offers a scholarship of 2,800 pesos for food and transportation expenses.

Likewise, Public Security personnel are provided free of charge with the public transportation service of the “Circuito Héroes Ciudadanos” and the “Héroes Ciudadanos” Card, which offers discounts to security forces and health personnel in more than a thousand establishments.

All of this effort resulted in the Yucatan Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) being awarded by the Accreditation Commission for Law Enforcement Agencies (Calea) with the prestigious international “Triple Arc” award. international organization, with which 1,292 agencies from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Barbados are registered, and only 32 have managed to obtain the award.

In Mexico, there are 86 registered agencies and only 11 have this valuable SSP distinction. The agency was number 12 to receive it.

This distinction is awarded by gathering accreditation in its three programs, which are Law Enforcement, Communications Centers, and Training Academies; In addition, it is a reflection of the important impulse that his administration has given to the preservation and strengthening of the peace and tranquility of Yucatecan families.

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