Authorities met to polish details of the Santiago 2023 Security Plan

In a meeting headed by the Sports Minister, Jaime Pizarro, several authorities started defining the next steps to be taken to guarantee maximum security in the Pan American and Parapan American venues and precincts. The deployment of around 6 thousand policemen are expected in Santiago’s streets and the regions where the competitions will be held.

At the Coliseo del Estadio Nacional offices on Monday, July 17th, a key intersectoral meeting was held and led by the Sports Minister, Jaime Pizarro. The meeting aimed at drawing up the Security Plan that will be implemented during the Pan American and Parapan American Games. 

In the meeting different authorities participated, such as the Santiago 2023 Chief Executive Officer, Harold Mayne-Nicholls; the Sports Undersecretary, Antonia Illanes; the National Sports Institute Director, Israel Castro; the Metropolitan Region Presidential Delegate, Constanza Martínez; besides Carabineros representatives; Investigations Police (PDI by its acronym in Spanish);  National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED in Spanish), and Estadio Seguro.

Among the news announced regarding this important Security Plan, the presence of 5,900 police officers was notified, they’ll be guarding Santiago’s streets and all the districts hosting the Games, with special emphasis on sports precincts and the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

In addition, the Santiago 2023 Village will have a temporary police station inside to guarantee safe passage for the more than 7,000 athletes and 2,000 Para athletes who will visit our country during October and November.

All these details are the result of intersectoral work that has been executed under the umbrella of three working sub-commissions: the first, public safety and public order, which encompasses police work; the second, dedicated to work at the airport; and the third, risks and disaster management, headed by SENAPRED and focused on action plans in case of natural disasters.

The met was held in the Estadio Nacional. (Picture: Santiago 2023).


The Chief Executive Officer of Santiago 2023, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, expressed his satisfaction with the work done on this plan, “I want to thank the authorities, and especially SENAPRED, Carabineros and PDI, because they have worked hard to provide great security coverage. We want to ensure security to the more than 300 thousand people who have already purchased tickets and the more than one and a half million people who will attend this major event.”

Along the same line, the highest authority of the Corporation commented “we hope security will be fully covered and we’ll not have any action that distracts us from sport activities.”

For his part, the head of the Sports Ministry, Jaime Pizarro, added “we’re happy because we’ve seen the progress made and we believe that this is a great possibility among several ministries that have participated in this process. Here we’re articulating a very significant and essential part of what will be the Games.”

Constanza Martínez, Metropolitan Region Presidential Delegate, focused her words on the joint work, indicating that “this event will bring more security to our country, more sports and intersectoral coordination. We’re very pleased to be able to review the proposals that have been in the works for a long time.”

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