Guatemala City, by AGN. – In a ceremony at the General Directorate of the National Civil Police -PNC-, authorities handed over 500 motorcycles and 40 biometric identification devices to strengthen the security service provided to the Guatemalan population.
The National Civil Police Director General, Edwin López, and the Minister of the Interior, David Napoleón Barrientos, headed the ceremony and reaffirmed their commitment to citizen security.
It is a joint effort to improve the response capacity and mobility of the security forces. These 500 motorcycles will be added to the existing ones, reaching a total of 2,500 motorcycles in service, with the prospect of delivering an additional 500 in the future, completing a fleet of 3,000 units.
The units will be distributed as follows:
- Central District
- Escuintla Police Station
- General Sub-Directorate of Criminal Investigation
- General Inspectorate
- Tourist Security Division -Disetur-
The supply of motorcycles results from the infrastructure and mobility pillar established in the Police Transformation Policy promoted by the government of Guatemala through the Mingob.
Biometric Identification Devices
Additionally, the PNC received 40 cutting-edge biometric identification devices. These devices will allow the police to conduct identity verifications in real time, improving efficiency in the fight against organized crime and emergency response.
This is part of strengthening the PNC in the technology and innovation axis of the mentioned policy.
Commitment to improve
This ceremony marks a milestone in the PNC’s ongoing efforts to serve and protect the Guatemalan people, this time by improving its resources and equipment to face the security challenges in the country.