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State police station inaugurated in Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — A new state police station has been inaugurated in the town of Tulum that will enhance security in the region.

Governor Carlos Joaquín González was on hand in the town of Tulum Thursday for the opening of a new Command Center of the Secretariat of Public Security.

During his speech, Joaquín González explained that “Currently, there is a base in Cancún that serves the northern zone. The center is in Playa del Carmen and Tulum is part of it. In Bacalar, a station for serving the southern municipalities will be built.”

He added that the cost of the Tulum police station was an investment of nearly 15 million peso which includes salaries, utilities, patrol car fuel as well as maintenance and equipment.

“Today there is base of operations of state police in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and now Tulum,” adding that the insecurity that exists in many states of the country has to do not only with the lack of police attention, but the growth of Quintana Roo in tourism, economy and employment.

Joaquín González said that where Quintana Roo is number one in growth among the Mexican states, it also attracts other types of activities.

“The social fabric has been broken. Society is growing at strong rates. Solidarity at 31 percent in demography, but it has not seen the growth of the resources that a municipality has to offer public services.

“Tulum grows in double digits like Benito Juárez. Growths that are very strong and that unfortunately cannot be fully supported by those public services that generate opportunities,” said Carlos Joaquin.

He says the state must continue investing in not only security issues, but also in restoring the social fabric.

“We are investing in tough projects without getting into debt. Sometimes we forget that until two years ago, the state had a debt of more than 20 billion peso that takes 60 or 70 percent of the resources, and that today, without getting into debt, we have carried out programs, projects, strategies and direction,” he said.

The three billion peso has been invested in video cameras, security arches and control centers with the highest technology. We are also working in coordination with the Mexican Army to install a military police base in Quintana Roo, which is also a part of the strategy project, he explained.

Francisco Arana, president of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism Tulum, thanked the governor for the security actions that are being placed in Tulum on behalf of the business community.