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Chapala to renovate deficient police fleet

After a recent green light from the city council, the Chapala police department is preparing to invest in the purchase of a half-dozen vehicles to renovate its depleted patrol fleet.

According to Public Security Director Adán Dominguez, the local police force should be equipped with five new patrol trucks and a sedan before the end of this month, in time to ensure adequate community vigilance during the July 1 election process. He acknowledges that routine police work has been hampered by the poor condition of many police vehicles, resulting in frequent downtime for mechanical servicing and repairs.

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Expenditures for vehicle acquisitions will come from the 10-million-peso package allotted to Chapala this year under Fortaseg, a federal funding program earmarked to fortify public security on the municipal level.

Fortaseg funds, complemented by a two-million-peso share from the city coffers, will also cover completion of the first stage of building Chapala’s new police headquarters, now under construction in the vicinity of the Soriana supermarket.   

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