After several years, today the Isla Mujeres City Hall finally put into operation the Tourist Auxiliary Police, thus fulfilling another commitment to the security of this tourist resort.
It was at an event organized at Playa Centro, where in the company of several businessmen and municipal authorities, the municipal president made the official presentation of the new elements who attended the call for this new security team, which seeks to provide security and assistance to tourists who arrive daily to Isla Mujeres.
According to state authorities' estimates, up to 30,000 tourists are expected to arrive daily in Isla Mujeres, which is why, in addition to the Easter Week operation, an effort was made to reactivate the tourist police, which for many years ceased to operate.
This new group of elements that will be in the area of greatest tourist affluence, specifically in the downtown area and the beaches, has the purpose of guiding and informing visitors, as well as maintaining order and peace in this tourist destination of the Mexican Caribbean.
The General Director of Public Safety and Municipal Transit of Isla Mujeres, (DGSPyTM), Celestino Palomo Balam, highlighted his commitment to train the new elements that were chosen through a selection process to be able to belong to this police corporation.
Palomo Balam said that this action fulfills a commitment made by the municipal president to create this auxiliary tourist police force so that they can attend to visitors and cooperate with tourist service providers to maintain order and reinforce the safety of visitors to the island.
The general director of public safety and transit, emphasized that in this operation of "Semana Santa Segura" the entire police force is prepared to assist tourists and citizens of both the island and the mainland.
For his part, the general manager of Hotel Ixchel, Mauricio Ugalde thanked the municipal authorities for having the priority of offering a police force dedicated to the attention of the tourist industry.
The businessman, on behalf of all tourism service providers, emphasized that security is essential for the success of a tourist destination.