Puerto Vallarta police create new unit to work with neighborhood associations
Making Puerto Vallarta a safer and more thoughtful city are two of the main objectives of the current city administration headed by Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña.
Jorge Antonio Hernández Valencia, head of the Citizen Security Department, reported that the ‘Unidad de Vinculación’ (Linking Unit) of the Municipal Police was created with the objective of linking police with local neighborhood associations and citizens to establish safety priorities for their areas.
Hernández Valencia said that the concept was directed by Mayor Arturo Dávalos to provide better security to citizens, with a police taking better care of the colonies they patrol in the city.
The police elements will hold focused meetings with community organizations, citizens, schools, and businesses to achieve better crime prevention in their areas and listen to the concerns of locals.
This unit will be made up of four duly uniformed police, which will gather information and forms from citizens regarding safety concerns. Those focus forms will be submitted to the police station each day for analysis. From there, police elements will be dispatched to address the issues raised by citizens.
Hernández Valencia affirmed that the work will improve social proximity, since the program will link citizens and neighborhood organizations with police coordinators.
This work is going to depend on the police station, to collect the information from each colony daily, review, and dispatch resources as needed to address security issues brought to the department though the linking officers.
Source: Puerto Vallarta Municipality Press Release