Rio Security Forces Launch 2017 Summer Policing Operations

To enforce security in Rio, Operação Praia (Beach Operation) has approximately 850 police officers from different units in action.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a financial crisis and a general security-image issue, authorities want to reinforce policing efforts focused on the tourism, and the summer high-season (December through February).

The Secretary of Security, in joint action with the Military and Civil police, have increased operations attending to national and foreign tourists for the summer, that begins today, including the holiday period and New Year's Eve celebrations.

According to authorities the objective for this summer season is to provide increased human and technological resources . . .

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