Number of police officers going up in center of city

The Fuerza Pública chief said that the number of police will be increased by 100 in the center of San José and that 24 officers will be on bicycles.

The chief, Juan José Andrade Morales, said that this is just the first step and that by Nov. 15 some 200 more officers will be assigned to the city.

Police also will be erecting more towers from which officers can watch the crowds. A tower at Plaza de la Cultura that was erected for Christmas last year has been used since.

The police effort at Christmas is designed to protect workers who receive a 13th month pay as an annual bonus.

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