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New units, more tourist police announced for Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — To strengthen security for the upcoming holiday season, about 30 new police members will be added to Cancun Hotel Zone police force.

Approximately 30 new officers will be integrated to the the city’s Tourist Police force to help with security during the upcoming busy tourist season.

Carlos Bustos Álvarez, director of the Cancun Tourist Police, said that the integration of its new members are part of the comprehensive security plan that had been announced for the hotel zone. The announcement also included 10 new patrols units that will be donated by the municipality of Benito Juárez in coming days.

“Currently we have 120 police, which we will increase to 150 after a prior meeting with the director of municipal public security, Jesús Pérez Abarca, who is the one who will support us with this reinforcement,” assured Carlos Bustos.

He added that the comprehensive security plan to be implemented in the hotel zone is in the authorization phase. Once in force, the new members will participate in a variety of operations including check stops and breathalyzers.

He added that during the last week of December, the first phase of cameras should be in full operation, which includes 32 cameras from 80 monitoring points in the center of the hotel zone, specifically in Punta Cancún.

They will be monitored in coordination with other organizations such as Civil Protection and the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone.

He also announced that the corporation will receive 10 Ford Explorer Interceptor Police units from from the municipality of Benito Juárez in addition to four ATVs.

“City council will provide us with new patrols that together with the new integrated members, will help the corporation comply with this plan and the upcoming events to be held in the area such as the new year or announced concerts,” he noted.