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Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez officially head of State Public Security

Cancun, Q.R. — After eight months of serving as head of the office of the Secretariat of Public Security (SESP) of Quintana Roo, Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez was sworn in as head of the agency. His title was made official during the inauguration of the new C5 Security Complex in Cancun.

The governor of the state, Carlos Joaquín announced the ratification of Lucio Hernández as Secretary of Public Security and confirmed the resignation of Alberto Capella Ibarra, who was in attendance for the ceremony.

In a video on social media, the governor made the appointment in the presence of former secretary Alberto Capella, who was in charge of security in Quintana Roo for two years and two months.

Alberto Capella was suspended from office in November 2020, after the repression of a feminist demonstration in the Municipal Palace in Cancun. In his place, Lucio Hernández assumed command of the corporation as head of dispatch.

Previously, Lucio Hernández served as deputy delegate for Human Rights and Community Services and headed the office of the General Directorate for Crime Prevention Attorney General’s Office as well as Operational Director of Municipal Public Security, Director of Penitentiary, Coordinator of the Social Reintegration Unit and Undersecretary for the Execution of Penalties and Security Measures.

During the ceremony, Lucio Hernández thanked Governor Carlos Joaquín for the trust and pledged to assume the task with the principles of honor, loyalty and responsibility toward Quintana Roo society.

“Our main objective is to recover the peace and tranquility of each and everyone, proceeding under the strictest adherence to law and rigorous respect for human rights,” he said.

He pledged to work hand-in-hand with organized civil society, the private sector and the police, to whom they will be providing continuous and specialized training to have the police that Quintana Roo deserves.