Five new double-cab patrol trucks and uniforms were handed over to Mazatlán´s Secretary of Public Security yesterday by Mayor Carlos Felton.
The cost of the vehicles, polo shirts, caps and shirts totaled 2,709,000 pesos. In addition to funds from the municipality, said Felton, a good part of the equipment was a result of the collaboration between local businesses and the municipality.
Mazatlán´s lifeguard squad, a division of the municipal police, was presented with 74 new uniforms consisting of hats, T-shirts, shorts and shoes at a cost of 70,000 pesos. Ten new tent shelters were purchased to be installed along the Malecón and on Stone Island as well as five information modules with television screens to display tourist attractions which will be set up in tourist areas. The tents and modules cost the municipality a combined 152,000 pesos.
The Mayor also announced at the press conference that funds have been allocated to rehabilitate and reopen the police caseta in Cerritos.