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Municipal officers no longer allowed to provide private services

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Police officers working in the municipality of Solidaridad will no longer be allowed to work private security detail. On Wednesday, the Commission for Public Safety approved a draft decree that will prevent municipal police officers from being hired for private parties or events.

Once passed by the Senate, municipal police will be public servants and no longer allowed to provide police services to private individuals.

The decree was initiated after the hiring of 200 new officers. Mayor Lili Campos says that the municipality is still 400 officers short to meet the national average of 1.8 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Rodolfo del Ángel Campos, head of the Commission, explained that allowing officers to provide private security services contradicts the Municipal Treasury Law in terms of granting services to individuals, such as events or parties with armed personnel.