President Enrique Peña Nieto led the closing of the 40th National Public Security Council Session.
“If there is one thing Mexicans agree on, it is that we want to live in a country of peace and calm, freedom and rights, laws and institutions". EPN
The president mentioned five measures to continue improving the institutional capacity for response to society’s demand for security.
First: the emergency number 911 will gradually begin to operate as of October 3.
It will initially begin in Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas.
Second: As for crime prevention, state authorities were asked to reinforce joint actions in this key area.
It is essential to undertake joint actions and for everyone to assume joint responsibility in this task.
Third: the government will implement a new measure to address the increase in intentional homicide.
The president instructed the Security Cabinet, in conjunction with local authorities, to implement an integral coping strategy for the 50 municipalities, which account for 42% of the intentional homicides being committed in the country.
“In conjunction with the governors and mayors, we will reinforce the actions to achieve social prevention, institutional reinforcement and combating violence in these municipalities". EPN
Fourth: there is an urgent need to implement a constitutional amendment regarding Public Security.
The president instructed the Interior Secretary to continue working with legislators to implement a reform that will provide Mexico with stronger, more professional police corporations that operate more efficiently in the local sphere.
Fifth: As regards the new Accusatory Penal Justice System, he welcomed the fact that during this session, it was agreed to develop a National Procedural Police Model; a scheme for reinforcing precautionary measures in the states and a strategy to comply with the mandates of the National Law of the Integral Penal Justice System for Adolescents.
“We have to prove its efficiency; it is a new model that will enable us to combat impunity more effectively and prevent those who commit crimes from avoiding justice. At the same time, it will enable many other millions of people who are sometimes jailed for minor misdemeanors to be able to retain their freedom while being accountable to the judicial authorities. EPN