Macri, Larreta arrange Federal Police transfer to City scope
The federal government and the Buenos Aires City administration have signed an agreement setting the transfer of the Federal Police to the Metropolitan security forces, which will now have to be ratified by the Legislature.
“This step is very important, in a path that will be long,” Buenos Aires City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said today during an official rally in the Casa Rosada government house headed by President Mauricio Macri.
“Once (the transfer) is completed, we will continue working together, we have no doubt it is the best way to improve the life of people,” he added. “I have no doubts this is the beginning of a path that will be very beneficial for the City residents.”
Meanwhile, Macri said his administration aims at making of BA City “one of the safest cities in the world.”
Once the Legislature endorses the agreement signed by Larreta and Macri today, the effective transfer of the Federal Police to the Metropolitan scope will officially begin.
Among officials whoe were present in today’s event, were Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and Justice and Security Minister of the City of Buenos Aires, Martín Ocampo. Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña was also part of the meeting after which he held a press conference along with Rodríguez Larreta to brief the press on the accord.