Rio Police Plan 12,000 Security Force for New Year’s Eve

To guarantee security in Copacabana Beach, the Military Police mobilized 1,822 police officers and 64 vehicles.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police (MP) in Rio de Janeiro will suspend vacations to ensure 12,752 police officers and 1,393 vehicles are employed to guarantee public safety for the New Year's Eve event, from 8AM on Sunday (December 31st) until the following day (January 1st), according to a government news agency.

The state security force plans to provide special attention to the areas of Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio, as well as Niterói, Região dos Lagos (Lake Region) and Costa Verde (Green Coast), like Angra dos Reis . . .

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