Inauguration of Model Police Station in San Cristóbal, Alta Verapaz

The Model Police Station in San Cristóbal, Alta Verapaz, was inaugurated with the participation of the Director of Bureau of Intl. Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) Guatemala, Hugo Guevara, the mayor of San Cristóbal, Allan Otoniel García Xona, and the Deputy Director General of Operations of the National Civil Police of Guatemala, Rony Espinoza.

The Model Commissaries are part of the initiative to contribute to increase Citizen Security and strengthen the capabilities of the National Police. These police stations operate in combination with patrols, monitoring centers, prevention programs, and research units.

In San Cristobal, the local Municipal Transit Police and the PNC will work from the same building to foster communication between institutions and provide continuity of services to the community.

This support responds to the United States’ continued commitment to the Government of Guatemala to promote trust between the community and its police and to generate an integrated work between them to strengthen Citizen Security.