To modernize the video surveillance system in Puerto Vallarta, the state government will invest in over 100 video surveillance camera systems and the construction of the command center, according to governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez.
The state governor confirmed an investment of 15 million pesos this year, and an additional investment next year. He noted that in the case of Tomatlán and Cabo Corrientes they will support the renewal of municipal police patrols.
“In reality, the current system does not work (for video surveillance); it is not taking advantage of the infrastructure, which is also obsolete infrastructure. So we will have 60 new cameras this year and we will have a work program of two consecutive years of joint investment between the municipality and the state so that by the end of 2020 we have complete the video surveillance with over 100 cameras in Puerto Vallarta”, he commented.
Alfaro said that the statistics reviewed at the meeting reflect a reduction in the incidence of crime in the city, but said that they will make some changes to improve the public perception that is essential to maintain tourism. He added that they seek to improve the prevention of home, vehicle, and business theft.
The governor reported that during the last visit of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, they agreed to have a meeting with the security secretary, Alfonso Durazo, to analyze having more elements of the National Guard, where he determined a request of a thousand Federal additional elements in the state was needed.
They will also work on solving the infrastructure needs of the National Guard, including providing land for the headquarters in Puerto Vallarta, and additional land in Tomatlán or la Huerta to have a base in the center of the Costa Alegre area.