Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Uniforms for Puerto Peñasco?

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

You may start noticing that some personnel of our Municipal Police department are sporting new uniforms, etc. that were passed out recently by Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro and others including Police Chief Lazaro Hernandez Bravo. That is a good thing, and naturally that gave me an idea!

How about we double or triple the current pay of the local police officers who protect us and the turistas, have them very well trained and follow up with an advertising campaign promoting Puerto Peñasco as the ‘Safest Beachside Community’ in the Hemisphere’?

Now work with me on this gang because everyone loves to be ‘safe’, most love to be at or near a beach, millions of travelers already love visiting Mexico anyway and by becoming the ‘Safest Beachside Community’ in Mexico we can compete with other more popular destinations in this wonderful Nation and finally have our spot in the Sun, so to speak!

And just think of the ‘pride’ our police officers will have knowing that the travel community will be coming here because of their dedication to the ‘cause’ and that their safety and well being is priority Numero Uno!

In fact, the more I think about it, raising the officers’ pay 2, 3 or maybe 4 times whatever it currently is would be money very well invested and the ROI would be nearly staggering…

The officers could live very well, support their families in comfort, save for the future and ‘invest’, etc. and mordida would likely be a thing of the past. Plus the officers will be much more inclined not to ‘blow it’ because losing a gig like that would not be easily replicated and the Mayor, the Police Chief, etc. could be extremely selective and attract the Crème de la Crème…

Pride goes a very long way in this Nation and not only would the police folks swell with self-assurance, dignity and confidence, etc., the whole gosh darn community would as well. And every person living here would be able to hold their heads high knowing that not only are we all safer 24/7, but our guests from around the world would be too!

“Come to Peñasco—Security, Serenity and Tranquility.’ I like it!

A Gypsy can always dream!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain