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First Mexican female coordinating state commissioner of Federal Police

Cancun, Q.R. — Edith Araceli Rodríguez Navarro was named new Coordinating State Commissioner of the Federal Police in Quintana Roo, replacing Commissioner Hector Gonzalez Valdepeña.

The 33-year-old is the first Mexican woman to hold this position in the federal institution.

In regard to her position she said, “In the past there was a dramatic distinction between men and women. With this new action, the Federal Police are setting a nationwide example that changing the history of our country is also a gender issue.”

Raúl Castillejos Solís, Regional General Commissioner of the Federal Police said, “She has been characterized by her management and executive skills, leadership qualities and effective administrative sense of human and material resources.” He said that in the institution, women represent 23 percent of the force.

“Courageous, intelligent, capable of the same value and spirit as many of us men and with the same value and the same delivery. Today is a momentous day for the Federal Police regional security division,” he added.

The new commissioner was presented by federal and state authorities in an official event that took place at the Malecón Cancún-Tajamar.

At the Cancun inauguration was Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, who welcomed her and in his speech, reiterated the state government’s commitment in working with the Federal Police.

Aracely Rodriguez Navarro, State Commissioner of the Federal Police said, “She has a commitment as a high-functioning police commander to Quintana Roo and its people. Today’s commitment is to work for the people in Quintana Roo and deliver results very soon.”

Numerous representatives of the civil society of the State of Quintana Roo were also in attendance.

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