National Security in Marrakech celebrates the 68th anniversary of the DGSN

Last Thursday, during the solemn ceremony of the 68th anniversary of the creation of the General Directorate of National Security, organized at the headquarters of the Police Academy in Marrakech, Saïd El Aloua, police prefect of the Marrakech-Safi region, presented the results of the security operations carried out by the city authorities since May of the previous year.

Mr. El Aloua highlighted a year marked by major events, notably the devastating earthquake which struck Marrakech as well as the provinces of Al Haouz and Chichaoua. In response to this disaster, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and in accordance with the directives of the Director General of National Security, the National Security services in Marrakech immediately mobilized their forces alongside other public authorities. They demonstrated exemplary responsiveness and remarkable dynamism, taking urgent measures to ensure the safety of citizens and the protection of property.

In a surge of solidarity and dedication, all available resources have been deployed to maintain a visible presence in public spaces, thus establishing a feeling of security and preventing any disorder or criminal act. The Marrakech police services, driven by a strong sense of responsibility and unwavering dedication, communicated with citizens to alleviate panic, maintain calm and allay fears related to public security.

The prefect specified that during this period, 63 fixed units were deployed, in addition to mobile units to strengthen surveillance and security of different neighborhoods, gathering places, sensitive sites and industrial zones. The authorities also supervised the collapsed areas and set up a coordination unit to collaborate with local authorities.

These efforts also included the establishment of permanent 24-hour security measures in accommodation centers, support for logistical, rehousing and schooling operations for students victims of the earthquake in the province of Al Haouz, helps local authorities in their daily tasks, protecting valuable cultural and tourist heritage, as well as securing tourist and historical sites.

From maintaining public order and managing traffic to facilitate access for emergency vehicles, to securing disaster areas and protecting citizens and property, through communication and coordination with others services as well as psychological support to victims, expertise, human resources and logistical means of the police services played a multidimensional and indispensable role in post-earthquake management in Al Haouz.

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