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Designated Police commissioner speaks on COVID-19 vaccine plans and his agenda


By John McPhaul

jpmcphaul@gmail.com


The designated commissioner of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau, Col. Antonio López Figueroa, spoke Sunday afternoon on several of the issues covered in a meeting that had just been held at Police headquarters with the 13 commanders of the police areas.


“I talked about the protocol for vaccinating members of the force,” López Figueroa said in a live Facebook webcast by a local media outlet. “This will be in coordination with the secretary of Health, Dr. Carlos Mellado, and the [adjutant] general of the National Guard, José Reyes.”


“For next week they will enter Phase B of vaccination, and establish a protocol where in each police area it may be possible for my officers to be vaccinated and thus protect them as much as possible, to be protected during this pandemic,” López Figueroa said.


“At the same time, several work plans that are being carried out at this time were discussed,” he added. “They [area commanders] were asked for their cooperation; they are experts in security matters. And there was also talk of various units that are going to be created.”