In a press conference, the Regional Governor of Callao, Ciro Castillo Rojo, announced the decision to request the Executive to declare a State of Emergency in the region, in response to the worrying increase in crime that affects the Chalacos.
The Regional Governor expressed his conviction that the State of Emergency, although it does not constitute a comprehensive solution to address the problem of citizen insecurity, will allow for articulate collaboration with the armed and security forces, such as the Army, the Navy and the National Police, to more effectively confront the current crime wave that attacks Callao.
“Working hand in hand with the forces of the Army, the Navy and the PNP will give us a greater advantage against this wave of crime that we are currently experiencing. It is a joint effort to restore tranquility to the Chalacos,” said Ciro Castillo Rojo during the conference.
In that sense, the Chalaco leader also announced the reinstatement of the Chalaca Guard, a measure that will seek to strengthen collaboration between the municipalities and the PNP to combat citizen insecurity. Castillo Rojo highlighted the importance of having the Chalaca Guard, made up of qualified, trained and properly implemented members, to confront the ferocity of criminals and provide effective support to the watchmen of Callao
“Our security guards are often unable to cope with the ferocity of the criminals; therefore, with these members of the Chalaca Guard, qualified, trained and well deployed, we will fight crime,” stated the Regional Governor.
The Governor of Callao expressed his hope that the authorities will promptly respond to his request to implement the state of emergency in the region. Likewise, he added that he is confident that this measure will allow all Chalacos to live in a safer and calmer environment.
Callao, November 20, 2023
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL IMAGE AND PROTOCOL