· During the initial phase, it will operate in 16 states, he said.

· The government has called on state governments to make a common front, particularly in three tasks: social prevention of violence and crime; institutional and operational strengthening of security corporations in the various states, and the administration and enforcement of justice, he said.

· By itself, the government is unable to replace the responsibility of state governments, although it can engage in close coordination, combining capabilities and acting together, to enhance the capacity for response and provide adequate, efficient, timely safety for Mexican families, he said.

As he inaugurated the (C5) Control, Command, Communication, Computer and Quality Center facilities in Toluca today, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that during the second half of this year, the single emergency number 911 will begin operating in 16 states in the country, during the initial phase.

He recalled that several government agencies have been working on this instruction, in order to have a single number for calls from the entire population, using the same number that already operates in other countries.

He noted that, “It has not been easy to arrange this because we not only had to release the frequency for this number, but also to incorporate all the areas that now provide various emergency services through several public institutions, so that they are all unified and concentrated in 911.”

He said that this number will be used to received public security reports, and emergency medical calls and others.

· The president declared that the government has urged state governments to make a common front, particularly in three tasks: the social prevention of violence and crime; the institutional and operational strengthening of security corporations in the various states, and the administration and enforcement of justice.

He explained that social crime prevention seeks to “recover spaces for the benefit of over five million people throughout the country.”

President Peña Nieto stressed the importance of ensuring that states strengthen their capacities, because, “If the government is expected to act or replace the states’ capacities, they will be failing to live up to their potential.”

"The government alone is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of state governments. It can engage in close coordination, combine capabilities and act jointly, while recognizing that every order of government has the need and duty to make an effort to improve its capacity for response and provide adequate, efficient and timely safety for the population and Mexican families,” he said.

He added that in the sphere of the administration and enforcement of justice, "The Oral and Adversarial System of Penal Justice must be fully functional throughout the country in June.”

He expressed his appreciation of the institutional efforts state governments have made, “To train and prepare operational staff in both the Attorney Generals’ Offices and the Public Safety Agencies working in each state as well as the police forces.”

He also congratulated the Mexican Government, “On its efforts to expand and strengthen its institutional capacity, which, in close coordination with the Federal Government, will enable us to strengthen our actions, our capacity for response, and our ability to ensure the more efficient delivery of public safety services demanded by residents of the State of Mexico and the whole country.”

At the end of the event, President Peña Nieto toured the facilities of the C5.

C5 IS THE NERVE CENTER OF STATE SECURITY, WHICH WILL COMBINE TECHNOLOGY, INTELLIGENCE AND COORDINATION: ERUVIEL ÁVILA

Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila, said that the C5 combines strategy and coordination “to reduce crime rates and thus be able to be accountable to the residents of the State of Mexico. He said that it is, “The nerve center of state security, which will combine technology, intelligence and coordination.”

He indicated that representatives of the Attorney General of the Republic, National Defense, the Navy, CISEN, the Federal Police and the State Police will be present, working together and analyzing information.

The C5, he declared, employs men and women who are hearing impaired  yet have greater visual acuity and other skills; “Who are able to locate certain events that may constitute crimes, which they have already done successfully.”

The project, costing 6.9 billion pesos, has 44 Municipal Command Centers, which have been remodeled and updated and 10,000 surveillance cameras already installed in 44 priority municipalities: 30 in the Valley of Mexico, and 14 in the Valley of Toluca. In addition, 22 road arcs with number plate recognition cameras have already been installed, he added.

Ávila Villegas invited the 118 municipalities that have already signed the Single Command to incorporate their camcorders into the C5 state system to enhance the security of their municipalities. He also invited companies in the state to join it. ”The idea is for civil society, private enterprise, and federal, state and municipal governments to create synergies to provide more and better security,” he said.

We are aware that INSTITUTIONS ARE NOT BUILDINGS; they are created through the hard work of those who work in them; NETWORK OPERATOR

066 network operator Jehoshaphat Gabriel Hernandez said that the first class infrastructure of this Control, Command, Communication, Computer and Quality Center, “Dignifies police work, because those who are dedicated to public security tasks know that it requires commitment and constant training, but above all, a true vocation of service to society.”

“Despite all this technology, we are aware that institutions are not buildings; they are created by dint of the hard work of those that work in them.”

He said that the C5 will perform the functions of prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes through a video surveillance system with 350 kilometers of optical fiber, creating a transportation network data that will permit the operation of cameras and road arcs in real time, “Which will make it possible to provide care, referral and the immediate and effective monitoring of citizens’ security problems.”