With an outstanding record working as Chief of Police in Mexicali, commander Alejandro Monreal arrived to San Felipe with a clear plan to bring down the criminal attitudes and activities that have plagued San Felipe in recent years.
Before the first month of his campaign ends, commander Monreal has already deployed a set of strategies that have been implemented by working very close with the community in order to tackle the most sensitive issues.
Commander Monreal designed a 6 month emergency plan that has a very detailed agenda. Being himself a graduated lawyer and with a very impressive professional profile, he admits that a cultural change is required to level up the relation between the police and society.
Currently the Police department is having meetings with various sectors of the community to develop a bridge of open communication.
They are not improvising or running experiments, the police under the guidance of commander Monreal is already taking several immediate actions to clean the streets of vandals, close the outlets where the stolen electric and phone cables are being sold; patrolling the streets in extended hours, integrating youth groups into community task forces, meeting with the social groups of the international community and coordinating efforts with the local Army and Navy.
One of the main reasons why criminals feel comfortable engaging in their delinquent activities in San Felipe is the lack of a PGR office. Cases have to be turned to Mexicali and the bureaucracy creates a vacuum for effective punishment.
San Felipe used to have a PGR agency but it was ran under a culture of corruption and was shifted from its original purpose into a personal business for the ones in charge and the chain of corruption that runs underneath plain sight.
This chain of corruption has to do with everything trafficking. From Totoaba buches and Caguama Turtles to drug related shipments . A chain of corruption that feeds on the stealing of public infrastructure and land ownership take overs. They ran the market of stolen goods from cars, boats, atv’s, and household appliances. This chain of corruption has the control, production and distribution of methamphetamine which is used to slave the hordes of pitty thieves who carry out all kinds of absurd and disrupting activities.
Commander Monreal admits that locally there is a sector of society carrying a high level of disrespect towards the police and its members and he is commited to transform this in order to recover the best values of the community and create an example for the younger generations.
The police department itself its being rehabilitated to start with and under the scrutiny of mayor Jaime Díaz and locally by Raymundo Jiménez León. New training, new patrols, new attitudes.
Commander Monreal has a special message for the international community, he wants to make himself and the police department available and let you know there are open doors to help each individual or family facing criminal acts or being bullied by any faction of the corruption chain.
Starting with this post we will be delivering a detailed weekly report on the Police actions and activities. Also we will open a page where you can freely denounce corruption and criminal situations in an anonymous way. More information coming up next week.
Please mark your calendars for an upcoming town meeting with the head of State Justice Department Lawyer Perla del Socorro Ibarra, and other state authorities which will take place February 10 at 11 am at El Dorado Pavillion.