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New police operations base inaugurated in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new Operations Base of Public Security Secretariat (SSP) for Playa del Carmen was inaugurated Thursday which will now provide the municipality of Solidaridad with police assistance 24 hours a day.

During the inauguration, governor Carlos Joaquin delivered the first 250 certificates of the Single Police Certificate to elements of the state police that met the requirements. For this year, he says the goal is to certify another 300 police.

“We have advanced in the professionalization of our police, in their training, their provision of tools and the improvement of their living conditions so that they offer and give better results. Upon receiving the administration, the state police was alone in Chetumal in precarious conditions, but today we have bases in Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and Playa del Carmen that allows us to reach all municipalities,” the governor announced.

Photo: Municipality of Solidaridad

Carlos Joaquín also announced that he is about to open the new base of operations of the Military Police in Cancun with 3,200 members that will be added to the surveillance of the city. In addition to police, Joaquín said 2,000 surveillance cameras will also be added and connected to the city’s new C5 Command Center opening later this year.

“Any action against the criminals was unfeasible because we did not have instruments to prevent, stop and punish. Today, things have changed and we begin to have the capacity to respond with a process of coordination to work closer with society.

Together we move forward with more and better opportunities to recover the lost tranquility and live with the peace we desire,” he added during his public speech.

Public Security Secretary Rodolfo del Angel Campos, said that Quintana Roo is one of the first four states to have certified police, noting that each member of the force was evaluated and trained.