The security ministry has put slightly more than a billion colons into a new police headquarters in Cartago. The facility is designed to accommodate 150 persons. The price is nearly $2 million.
The project was a joint one with the Municipalidad de Cartago. The new facility can sleep 70 officers. It also contains cells, a weapons area and meeting rooms. There also is space for administrative personnel, said the ministry.
The Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública is calling the facility the most modern in Costa Rica.
In addition, the ministry has resources for eight new police stations, thanks to the municipality, it said. The ministry also said it was increasing the number of police vehicles and officers assigned to the region.