Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A city council vote has approved the infrastructure transfer of the municipality’s C4 command center to the state government. The transfer will remain in effect until 2022.
In a majority vote Friday morning, members of city council voted in favor of the transfer of the Communications, Computing, Control and Command Center, which will now be operated by the state government.
Through the newly formed agreement, all human resources, facilities and equipment will be in the hands of the state government. Cristina Torres Gómez explained the move saying that now, the state government can investigate crimes more efficiently since as a municipality, they only provide preventive work.
With the move, Torres Gómez says state police along with the State Attorney General’s Office will be given the technological platforms needed for the investigation and prevention of crimes.
“The municipality, according to the constitutional article 115, only has the preventive part. Is not dedicated to neither the investigation nor to the persecution. The C4 as a technological tool provides the municipality with the tools,” explained Torres Gómez.
City Council made the decision after governor Carlos Manuel Joaquín González requested the move “by not maintaining isolated efforts and maintaining actions in favor of security.”
The state will be in charge of the C-4 and with it, control of the information generated through 911, 086 and the Mexico Platform along with the Center for Intelligence and Urban Monitoring including cameras and traffic lights and coordinating ambulances in emergencies.
All these data will now be shared with the municipality. The operation of the infrastructure will continue under the responsibility of the same police officers who are currently assigned to the Public Security Directorate, but will be commissioned to the state where they will have training related to investigations.