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More police needed to properly patrol Cancun streets

Cancun, Q.R. — More police are needed to sufficiently cover the security needs of Benito Juárez.

The Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic (Smspyt) has an average of 300 police working per shift, which is insufficient to cover the municipality of Benito Juárez. An ex-secretary of the police corps says that the city of Cancun requires an additional 900 officers to be able to adequately patrol the entire city.

Darwin Puc Acosta, current dispatcher of the Smspyt, acknowledged that the police force’s state of strength is not ideal to maintaining a presence throughout the municipality. He said there is a need for greater police presence in the streets.

He explained that one of his proposals is to coordinate the three levels of government, municipal, state and federal agencies, to help the city have a greater police presence.

The Ministerial Police are only 300 per shift which are not enough to cover the streets and all the outstanding research files, which is mainly theft, to get things up to date.