Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Spike strips and high-tech cameras are part of the new police filters in operation around Playa del Carmen. On Tuesday, two new filters around the municipality of Solidaridad were put into full operation.
One of the new police filters is located at the entrance to the Playa del Carmen-Tintal federal highway. Mayor Lili Campos says they are part of the actions to shield the entrances to the municipality and strengthen security to protect the 333,000 residents.
“It is a filter that is endorsed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SCT) and complies with official federal standards. It is a mirror of the C2 from where monitoring is done since it has facial and license plate recognition, which provides vehicle information such as history and stolen reports,” she explained.
The Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Tassinari, says an average of 1,500 vehicles enter the city every hour. He says the filters provide drivers with peace of mind, adding that each booth “has 10 elements working 24 hours a day along with a K9.”
In total, there are now three police filters around the municipality. According to Solidaridad Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Works, Teresita Flota, “three filters are now at the entrances/exits of the city, all of which have infrastructure that function and operate at 100 percent.”
Each filter has facial and license plate recognition, speed detector, spike strip, C2 mirror monitoring center and an inspection area. The buildings are fully outfitted to accommodate working officers while on duty.