Municipal police have been handed keys to two more electric patrols cars, built for economy, the ecology and agility.
Militarized authorities in camouflage were in full force Wednesday, not to seize drugs or arms, but apparently counterfeited “Gorditos Yucatecos.”
The state’s 4,000 police officers are getting 50-percent raises, and the attorney general’s office is getting an infusion of new personnel.
The state attorney general today formally recognized a group of 60 forensic scientists and police officers who completed a training course in Crime Scene Investigation, a U.S.-Mexico collaboration under the Mérida Initiative.
For 20 municipal police officers, summer means continuing to improve their English-language skills.
Summer holiday season has begun, and the municipal police have made a priority of keeping visitors safe.
The facade “rescue” plan continues in the Centro Histórico, and so do the graffiti doodlers. But municipal police say vandalism is down these days.
Two burglary suspects were nabbed by police, who say they caught them in flagrante delicto in a Santa Ana home that sits behind the twin mansions.
Mérida’s municipal police are the first in Latin America to have electric cars as part of its fleet.
For painting graffiti on five Centro Histórico facades, a suspect detained by Mérida police was sent back to the scene of the crime 36 hours after his arrest.