The Municipalidad de San Carlos officially asked the executive branch to declare an emergency in the canton because of crimes, mostly robberies. The security ministry responded with a meeting Wednesday with municipal leaders and residents.
Prosecutors and judicial investigators also attended the meeting.
The result is that there will be more police patrols, more checks on motorists and more police actions. Aircraft of the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea also will parole, officials said.
Gustavo Mata, vice minister of Seguridad, said that the biggest problems are robberies, home invasions, invasions of businesses and street stickups.
Juan José Andrade, director general of the Fuerza Pública, said that the police would execute a plan based on coordination and integration.
Law enforcement officials will return to the canton next Monday to continue the coordination. The canton also includes La Fortuna, a major tourism location.