Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — On Thursday, the government of Quintana Roo delivered 193 new police patrol units to the municipality of Solidaridad. The delivery was made by governor Carlos Joaquin who said the additional units will be used to strengthen police presence and recover peace for the 443,000 who live there, as well as the additional 25 percent who make up the floating population in the way of visitors.
Joaquin said the 193 new units came in at a cost in excess of 147 million peso. Of the 193 units, 93 were police trucks, 80 were a combination of new police motorcycles and ATVs, while the remaining 20 were cars.
During the presentation, he stated the state of Quintana Roo has 3.5 police officers for every 1,000 inhabitants, one of the highest ratios in the country, which has an average of 2.8 for every 1,000.
Joaquin said that while advancements are being made, they are not yet enough and that “much remains to be done,” referring to coordinated work in the area of security.
In mentioning the arrival and deployment of the new Tourist Security Battalion, he also pointed out that the Playa del Carmen security cameras that were disabled during the last administration, have all been re-enabled and connected to the C5 Centre in Cancun.
“It will be delightful to see the decrease in crime rates in Solidaridad, as well as across the state through the patrols and actions that our police officers make using these tools, these patrols and everything that is around, precisely in search of guaranteeing more and better security for Quintana Roo,” he said.