Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Nearly 200 of the 600 new police officers needed have been hired for the municipality. Mayor Lili Campos says 188 new police officers have been hired and put into the field around the municipality of Solidaridad. She says that the 188 are already on active duty, while another 76 cadets remain in training. The active officers are being dispersed in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Puerto Maya.
The recruitment process is being headed by Lieutenant Raúl Tassinari, who, along with mayor Campos, has a goal of hiring 600 new officers for next year. The new recruits will be part of the Ministry of Public Security and Municipal Traffic force.
Campos says the new officers are trained through the Municipal Police Training Academy to strengthen their skills and competencies with a greater sense of proximity, ethics and professionalism in matters of human rights, police tactics, action protocols, patrolling, arrest and conduction of people.