José de Jesús Palacios Bernal with Puerto Vallarta’s neighborhood watch organization, Vecino Vigilante, says everyone must participate in the general citizenship of Puerto Vallarta and not leave complete safety of the area up to Municipal Public Security.
He added that together the citizens need to continue to look for ways to preserve safety in the area, as it’s a benefit to the tourism industry important to Puerto Vallarta. The area has largely escaped the security issues that some parts of Mexico have experienced during a government crackdown on cartels.
‘Of course citizens should not take on the tasks of police,’ said José de Jesús, but should remain vigilant and report to local authorities suspicious activities.
‘We hope that the city patrols will increase 24 hours a day throughout downtown Puerto Vallarta to avoid theft in homes and businesses, which is increasing in numbers,’ he added.
Sunday night, Puerto Vallarta also reported its fifth homicide of the year, including three by firearms.
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