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Congress approves Governor’s state plan for new policing

Chetumal, Q.R. — The Congreso del Estado de Quintana Roo has approved a proposed security law submitted by Governor Mara Lezama. On Tuesday, Deputies unanimously approved the plan that provides a new structure and strategy for public safety.

Deputy Renán Sánchez Tajonar said that with this new law, the way in which security is dealt with will be transformed to achieve peace and tranquility in the towns.

On Tuesday, the XVII State Legislature approved the new Citizen Security Law proposed by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, with which a new security model will be implemented with the participation and consensus of citizens, focusing on preventive actions that favor the peace and tranquility of the people of Quintana Roo.

The president of the Government and Political Coordination Board, Deputy Renán Sánchez Tajonar assured that together, the Executive and Legislative powers work to guarantee the security of our state with a new law that will transform the way in which security is attended to achieve the peace and tranquility of the town.

After several work meetings, the opinion was approved with a draft decree by which the Citizen Security Law of the State of Quintana Roo is issued, through which there will be a police close to the citizenry that is professionalized and disciplined, in adherence to the principles of legality, objectivity, efficiency, professionalism, honesty and respect for human rights.

With this new law, coordination will be improved through the creation of the State Council for Citizen Security as a mechanism to propose and monitor public security policies.

In addition, investigative functions for crime prevention will be strengthened as a fundamental element for reducing the crime rate. It will also provide greater intelligence, investigation and analysis capacities, which will make it possible to influence prevention by identifying criminal patterns, as well as assisting the public prosecutor’s office in the investigation of crimes.

The Quintana Roo University of Security Sciences and Disciplines will also be created as an academic body that will better prepare police officers.

Hugo Alday Nieto, resident of the Justice Commission, says insecurity is the biggest challenge in Quintana Roo. “The lack of preparation of our police and corruption as a habitual practice, are just some of the legacies of the past for which it is essential to promote this new citizen security law.”