Regional
11:57 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

New Juarez Police Chief Promises Results

Juarez, Mexico – The new police chief in the violent Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez says he faces an easier task improving security and cleaning up the city's police force than when he was police chief in Tijuana.

Julian Leyzaola says it will take six months to see results.

The 51-year-old retired army lieutenant colonel says that after taking three years to restore calm to Tijuana, he knows how to do the job more quickly in Ciudad Juarez.

Leyzaola plans to bring crime down by taking over one neighborhood at a time. That strategy proved successful in curbing crime in Tijuana.

Ciudad Juarez is one of the deadliest cities in the world, registering more than 3,100 homicides last year.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.