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Thursday Ceremony To Honor Rosarito Police For Achievements And 21% Decline In Crime

Thursday Ceremony To Honor Rosarito Police For Achievements And 21% Decline In Crime ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---City residents and the media are invited to a ceremony at 10 a.m. this Thursday in the City Hall Plaza honoring the city’s police department. Among those scheduled to attend are Baja State Secretary of Public Security Daniel De La Rosa and Baja State Attorney General Rommel Romero. The ceremony will honor Jorge Montero, Rosarito’s director of public security, and the members of the 230-officer department which played a key role in a 21 percent reduction in crime through the first 11 months of 2009, said Mayor Hugo Torres. The reduction was the largest among Baja’s five cities and brought Rosarito’s crime rate to a five-year low. “We have built a good force and the officers deserve to be honored for their hard work, dedication and results,” Torres said. Since taking office in December of 2007, Torres has led efforts to replace more than half of the city’s police force of 150 officers while expanding its size to 230. “There were a number we needed to get rid of,” he said. The mayor also established a special tourist police force and brought in former Army Capt. Montero to lead the department. Salaries also have been increased. Rosarito led all Baja cities in major categories for 2009, recording a 25 percent year-to-year decline in robbery and burglaries, 36 percent in violent crimes and 52 percent in murders, from 54 to 26, according to the January-November state figures. Torres also cited federal and state support plus a close working relationship with the Rosarito office of the state attorney general, which is responsible for most reporting and investigation of crime. “Prevention is the key to crime reduction,” said Torres, who added that the city’s focus would remain on public security. MEDIA CONTACT: Ron Raposa (619)948-3740 ronraposa@hotmail.com
Published Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:59 PM by Zinnia Q.

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