The Secretary of the Department of Public Security (DSP), Pedro Janer reported details of the work plan that will be implemented this weekend during the celebration of the independence of the United States.
“It is important that citizens are aware that the situation with respect to the Covid -19 continues and it is vitally important that physical distance continue to be maintained. In addition, it is worth highlighting the importance of the use of masks to prevent contagion and the spread of viruses. The Officers that make up the DSP are prepared and alert to attend any emergency that is reported. Similarly, Police Bureau personnel will be patrolling to enforce the Executive Order signed by Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and ensure the safety of the people, "he said.
For his part, Police Commissioner, Henry Escalera Rivera explained that "members of the Puerto Rico Police, including personnel from the United Nations Rapid Action Forces (FURA) bureau, will be deployed on beaches, resorts and highways to safeguard lives and property to regret. As part of the security measures, we will have helicopters, boats and watercraft available to increase surveillance on the beaches and preventive patrols by air, sea and land, "said Commissioner Escalera.
Escalera explained that they will have outstanding personnel in the beaches of the metropolitan area, Arecibo, Mayagüez, Cabo Rojo, Guánica, Ponce, Rincón, Humacao, among other coastal towns, will also strengthen the police presence in the Ceiba Boat Terminal, as well as in the municipalities of Vieques and Culebra, that traditionally receive an increase in the flow of visitors. He also explained that the Security Plan includes personnel assigned to Highway Patrol to attend traffic on public roads.
"The uniformed personnel will intervene with drivers who are under the influence of alcoholic beverages, those who do not wear a seat belt and those who do not carry children in their protective seat, among other violations to the Traffic Law 22. In addition, those who misuse cell phones while driving will be arrested, "said the Commissioner.
Janer noted that the operational areas of the Bureau for Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (NMEAD) maintain their coordination with the agencies to support incidents. Staff from the Medical Emergency Corps Bureau and the Fire Department Bureau are also available to respond to any emergency. The Bureau of Emergency Systems 9-1-1, Special Investigations and Forensic Sciences will continue operating as usual.
"Citizens are encouraged to have any information related to the commission of a crime, report confidentially 343-2020 and if you need to report an emergency, you should call or text 9-1-1 to channel the response from the necessary agencies, "concluded Secretary Janer.
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