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Twelve Thousand Police Will Oversee Voting

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 20 January) Around 12,000 elements of state and municipal police forces will be on duty during Election Day, Sunday, January 30, to quell violence and ensure that everyone has the chance to exercise his franchise freely. The places where the law enforcement officers will be posted are to be decided by the State Elections Institute. Trouble spots are likely to be Acapulco, Costa Grande, Costa Chica and Tierra Caliente, according to the state Director of Public Safety Gen. Salinas Altés. He said that the protocol with the Federal Government has been signed, and that all law enforcement activities will also be closely coordinated with the federal officials. “We are scheduled to consult with them next week,” he said.

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