The Comprehensive Security Plan of Guayaquil contemplates a coordinated work between the Municipality of the city and the National Police. The new commander of Zone 8, César Zapata, assured that he has the support of Mayor Viteri.
To make the efforts more efficient, the work will be divided into two subcommands: the north and the south. Within the fight against crime, the police institution bets on planning. “We do not want the Police to be intuitive and reactive, we are working in strategic anticipation,” Zapata pointed out.
According to recent statistics managed by the Police, crime rates have decreased in recent months, but not the situations that lead to violent deaths. The common denominator, the authorities explained, is violence triggered by circumstances of micro-trafficking and in these areas work will be done on situational prevention.
In relation to the robberies, Commander Zapata assured that the perception of insecurity is greater due to the amplification of the facts that circulate on social networks. However, it recommended that all criminal acts be notified to the competent authorities so that they can georeference the places that require more attention.
Since this month, the Decentralized Operational Center of the city that interconnects the Integrated Security System ECU-911 and the Corporation for Citizen Security of Guayaquil has been in operation.
Its president, Gustavo Zúñiga, indicated that with this synergy there are 1,800 cameras merged to monitor the main streets and avenues of the city, which makes video surveillance more efficient.
For the restructuring of this center, the council invested more than $ 13 million, an amount that includes the remodeling of the building, the acquisition of panic buttons, 100 cameras, 400 megaphones, and the hiring of personnel to receive calls. (I)