By: Rodrigo Caballero | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Morelia, Michoacán— After the arrival of the second scouting party of members of the National Gendarmerie, the General Commissioner of the Federal Police, Enrique Galindo Ceballos said that with Michoacán, more than 8,000 gendarme members can arrive “depending on the needs.”
The second stage of support by the Gendarmerie is composed of 300 officers, who are divided into three specialties: research, patrol and special intervention; units that are trained in France, Colombia, and Spain, boasted the Governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo.
Despite the deployment of 600 gendarmes already in Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles said that they won’t be permanent since they operate in “support for security tasks” while the Michoacán State Police is formed.
In front of The Coordination Group of Michoacán, which included representatives from CISEN, PGR, Mexican Navy, and the Mexican Army, the Michoacán governor promised that there will be an installation of 1,600 cameras in Morelia alone, as well as a command center, known as C5, and nine sub-centers located throughout the state.
It is worth noting that the governor considered the security situation in Michoacán to be a “resounding improvement” saying that “we are the state with the best security in the region.”
However, this region is comprised by states like Guerrero, Jalisco, Colima, and the State of Mexico, so the same governor said that the comparison “is not that good.”
Source: Michoacán 3.0