Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — At the change of command in the Ministry of Public Security on September 30, the outgoing administration stated that they were leaving 85 patrol cars for Playa del Carmen.
However, the incoming administration has verified that was not the case. In fact, Solidaridad mayor Lili Campos says the outgoing administration actually left only 18 police units for the municipality.
Campos says of the 18, one is already out of commission due to mechanical failure, which means there are only 17 functioning police cars for a municipality with a population in excess of 400,000.
To rectify the situation, Campos says the city has had to obtain 23 units on loan. She says that next week, they are hoping to sign a lease that will see the municipality acquire more police cars to reinforce security.