|Miguel Osorio Chong|
By Chris Covert
With a little more than two months to go to November, 63 percent of all state police police in Mexico have been certified, according to Mexican news accounts.
According to data supplied by Animal Politico news website, 98 percent of all federal police agents have been certified, while 34 Mexican states and entities have lagged behind.
When the administration of President Enrirue Pena Nieto came into office last December, the new Secretaria de Gobierno (SEGOB) or interior minister Miguel Osorio Chong decreed that all police in Mexico, from the federal level to the municipal level would be certified by October 31st or would lose their jobs.
According to the news report, the deadline was extended by the national Chamber of Deputies last year after having been imposed for the same month in 2012.
The Mexican state with the highest percentage of police agents certified is tiny Colima on Mexico's west coast with 3,194 police at 99.53 percent of the total The Mexican political entity with the highest number of police with the best percentage if Distrito Federal with 105,334 police at 89.34 percent certified.
Only one northern border state is in the top five percentage with Nuevo Leon at 84.73 percent certified of the 15,623, at number four. Sonora state is seventh with 82.86 percent certified with 11,424 police.
On the other end of the scale, two border states are in the bottom ten with Tamaulipas dead last at 39.19 percent certified of the 10,303 police, and Chihuahua state with 51.47 percent certified 15,405 police.
Rounding out the border states, Coahuila stands of 11th with 74.79 percent and 7,250 and Baja California at 16th with 68.92 and 13,804 police.
The data on police totals are certification percentages come from Mexico's Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Publica (SESNSP).
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org