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Iberra says state to have better prepared officers

Cancun, Q.R. — The head of public security says that a state police academy is in the works for Cancun that will see officers better prepared.

Secretary of Public Security of the State, Alberto Capella Ibarra said “We will have a State Academy of Higher Studies of Quintana Roo where municipal and state police will be prepared.

“Facilities are being prepared in Benito Juarez where will the headquarters will be located. This will allow having better prepared police to face the violence.”

Capella Ibarra spoke of the importance of preparing the police elements saying that until now, the municipalities of Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Tulum and Cozumel are part of the Single Command, however, in Cozumel, he indicated that they are in the process of bringing in state police to start operations in the recently-made base.

“What encourages us is to have trained personnel that know the area. Tentatively, before the end of February, we also hope to unburden the issue we have of the 50 police officers who have not been able to pass the control and confidence test,” he said.

He also added that “The perception of the citizenship will be attached to what happens in the streets,” adding that “We are achieving an adequate research process.

“This year we will have a much higher technological capacity than we have now, in addition to having trained personnel. There are municipalities where 60 percent of the agents do not have the capacity to be municipal police,” he explained.

“ I am amazed that in 120 days, we have managed to have information in Quintana Roo that did not exist before in terms of criminal incidences in homicides, for example, with the massacre that was perpetuated in Benito Juárez there have been advances, arrests within 48 hours of the crime, something that did not happen before.

“I think we are on the right track,” he said.