21/05/2013 07:50 16°C 61°F
|The Mexico City Police have suffered from a dubious reputation for many years, in the past perhaps deservedly so.
Today however, unless as a city resident or visitor you break the law, you’ll find that all officers from each branch of the force will be courteous, will do what they can to help orient you and will assume any risk to protect you.
Remember that you’re visiting one of the largest and most populous cities in the world.
Watch your belongings and don’t make a great show of them.
If you want to take a walk or exercise, ask hotel personnel to direct you to the safest routes.
Walk on busy, well-lit streets at night
When traveling by car, lock your doors and keep your windows closed.
If you’re bringing your car with you, don’t forget to review the “Hoy No Circula” program regulations.
On the streets, don’t accept or pay for unrequested services
Report incidents to any preventive police officer, regardless of his or her division.