Crime and Violence

The idea of a single police force per state has officials in action

The Secretary of Public Security in the state of Jalisco (El secretario de Seguridad Pública en el Estado de Jalisco), Luis Carlos Nájera Gutiérrez de Velasco, expressed his support for creating a single police force in each state. This notion, originally proposed by President Felipe Calderón, is meant to help combat organized crime more effectively. A model is in the process of being formulated and will be presented for discussion in Puerto Vallarta in the beginning of August.

Luis Carlos acknowledged that certain states have made improvements and advancements with their current police and that such an idea would require the support of those states. He views their participation as a matter of volunteering. He also admitted that such police reform would take, “a very long time.”

As a message directed to the public, Luis Carlos asked for the authorities to not be viewed as enemies nor to be held responsible for the every day crimes occurring throughout the state. He assured that they are working hard on restoring peace back in Jalisco.


Informador. “Avala Najera Gutierrez policia unica estatal.” Informador. 21 July, 2010.

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