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State officials propose replacing Single Command with Coordinated Management of Police Actions

Cancun, Q.R. — The state government has announced a proposal that would end the Single Command and give way to the Gerenciamiento Coordinado de Acciones Policiales (Coordinated Management of Police Actions).

“Through the @SSP_QROO, a new coordination agreement between the three levels of government on security matters has been proposed in Quintana Roo, with the Coordinated Management of Police Actions, formerly known as the Single Command,” reported the government.

According to the government, the Coordinated Management of Police Actions “integrates police actions and adds institutional efforts to restore social harmony, the rule of law and public peace.”

The Single Command began with the arrival of Alberto Capella who headed the State Secretariat for Public Security (SESP). At the end of 2020, Alberto Capella left the position after a 2020 scandal that saw Cancun police open fire on city protesters.

He was eventually replaced with Lucio Hernández, who served as undersecretary and gave continuity to the Single Command.

Today, the state government recognizes that “it needs to rethink the Single Command”, which has been questioned since its implementation.

“It is necessary to rethink the strategy of the single command in accordance with the needs that are faced in the matter of security, which is why the (proposal for the) strategy of Coordinated Management of Police Actions.”

“The Coordinated Management of Police Actions consolidates the strategy of coordinated work efforts between state and municipalities with the same purposes and while pursuing the same goals, which is to bring citizens the peace and tranquility that they deserve and demand so much,” the government said.

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