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Puerto Peñasco host to National Public Safety Conference

By Azucena Mazón and José Antonio Pérez

This past week, Puerto Peñasco was host to the 18th National Conference of Public Safety Secretaries. At the inauguration of the conference, which brought together the 32 Public Safety Secretaries from across Mexico, Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich stressed progress that has been made in the realm of Public Safety while requesting the Federal Government continue with gendarmerie patrol efforts in combating organized crime.

In representation of the National Safety Commission, Office Chief Alejandro Chanes Ortiz noted the importance of this type of event.  Speaking on behalf of National Safety Secretary Renato Sales Heredia, Chanes Ortiz highlighted advances in public safety following implementation of the new Penal Justice System eight months ago, along with re-engineering the Public Safety Ministry, and reducing the number of high impact crimes, among other measures.

Sonora Public Safety Secretary Adolfo García Morales detailed important proposals presented at the conference included that of a new crime incidence registry, as well as creation of technical evidence units to immediately respond to home burglaries through investigation.

Puerto Peñasco Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro expressed his appreciation to Governor Pavlovich, acknowledging her ongoing support of Puerto Peñasco in the area of public safety, among other priorities. The mayor reiterated safety is of the utmost importance, therefore work at a local, national, and state level aims to maintain the order and peace we all deserve.