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City of Cancun adds 94 new police patrol units to its fleet

Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun has added another 94 new police units to its current fleet. On Monday, mayor Mara Lezama announced the additional vehicles, which she said, now total 217 for the municipality.

“We delivered 94 units which included 57 patrol cars, 27 motorcycles and 10 ATVs, which we added to the 123 units that are currently in operation. This means that with the present delivery of patrols, we are doubling the strength of this municipal corporation with an unprecedented investment effort in the area of security,” she stated.

Mara Lezama pointed out that in addition to this acquisition of patrols, the municipal administration employs various strategies in coordination with the state and federal governments to recover the social fabric as well as establish a culture of peace and tranquility, fighting crime from various fronts.

She added that in order to have highly trained security elements, last year, 3,055 classes were provided in 15 different courses.

The municipal secretary of Public Safety, Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero, said that since security is a primary issue for the current municipal administration, having these new tools will allow for the well-being of citizens and visitors.

“I emphasize the care of human rights because these units, except for motorcycles, have closed circuit cameras. All have a GPS global positioning system with which we will continue to fight corruption by monitoring the actions of our elements, but also at the same time, have a tool that gives legal certainty to police elements when carrying out their work,” he said.

The Secretary of Public Security of Quintana Roo, Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, emphasized that “creating safer environments for all of Quintana Roo is a sum of efforts that today, is strengthened with this delivery of patrols. The main objective of this installment is to continue strengthening public security, contributing to patrolling and surveillance work for the well-being of residents.”