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Cancun Receives Huge Security Boost To Protect Tourists Ahead Of High Season 

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Cancun’s busy tourism season is just around the corner and during this time thousands of visitors will arrive at the destination.   

As with other years, security will undoubtedly be enhanced through this busy season, and it will be easier than ever for security officials to keep tourists safe.   

This is due to Cancun receiving a huge security boost to protect tourists ahead of this high season. 

Police Pickup Truck on a Street in Cancun, Mexico

New Equipment For Security Officials 

In a recent gathering at a security complex in Cancun, Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa announced the delivery of new equipment to be used by security officials.   

The event was attended by members of the different security organizations that will benefit from the new equipment and other important officials.   

This included representatives of the military, government officials, deputies, and presidents of local municipalities. 

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New Vehicles For Security Officials  

The new equipment, which will be used by members of the Secretariat of Public Security and Transit of Benito Juárez, includes new vehicles.   

In total, there were 66 new vehicles delivered, which consisted of one ambulance, four ATVs, six cars, 20 motorcycles, and 35 pickup trucks.   

The City Council also provided an additional 14 motorcycles to be used for surveillance.   

An additional 25 pickup trucks were given to the municipalities on loan for security operations as well.   

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New Weapons For Security Officials 

In addition to the new vehicles, new weapons were also delivered to the Secretariat of Public Security and Transit of Benito Juárez.   

A total Of 226 weapons were handed over by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa as well.   

This is in addition to 613 weapons, which consist of long and short guns, that were delivered by the government.   

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A Massive Investment In Public Security 

The delivery of the new vehicles and weapons to security officials took no small investment to achieve.   

According to sources, more than $1.2 million was spent on the new equipment.   

Part of this, approximately $344,000 came from municipal resources, and about $860,000 of the money was provided by the Contribution Fund for Public Security.   

Police Patrolling Downtown Cancun on an ATV.

Security In Cancun 

The presence of security officials should not be alarming to visitors because Cancun is a safe vacation destination, and it is because of the dedication to security that it is a safe place to visit.   

While crime is not nonexistent in Cancun, it is mostly concentrated in neighborhoods outside of the Hotel Zone and other tourist areas.   

This is the result of security officials focusing on keeping criminals out of these areas in order to protect tourists visiting the city. 

A Cancun police car parked on a local road

Other Measures Cancun Takes To Keep Tourists Safe 

Security patrols are not the only security measure that Cancun takes to keep tourists safe; and in fact, some pretty high-tech methods of security monitoring are currently being utilized.   

There are at least 1,000 security cameras located throughout the tourist destination that are equipped with facial recognition and plate reading technology.   

Additionally, over the summer, police began using drones for surveillance purposes as well.   

Surveillance Drone Flying in the Sky

Necessary Precautions To Take To Keep Yourself Safe 

While the presence of security officials no doubt makes Cancun a safer place to visit, there are necessary precautions to take to keep yourself safe as well because security won’t be nearby all the time.   

This is why you should always be cautious around strangers in a foreign place, be aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t walk around alone at night, don’t wear flashy jewelry, and never accept a drink from a stranger.   

Following these personal safety tips will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable Cancun vacation. 

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Joshua Cuetara

Friday 25th of August 2023

Was looking forward to going back. Was there in 2018. Unfortunately, I smoke cigarettes, and will never be going back due to Mexico tobacco policy.