by Michael J. Shapiro | October 26, 2011

 The Acapulco Destination Marketing Office and the Mexican state of Guerrero have installed new security measures and investments. The Pacific resort city, beleaguered by high-profile drug-cartel violence, has received significant investments from the state and federal governments to bolster its police force in the form of new equipment and training, as well as the addition of graduates from a new federally funded police program designed to root out corruption in local forces. The city launched a new security program, called Acapulco Seguro ("Safe Acapulco"), which is geared toward visitor safety with respect to nightlife and road and taxi travel. "The city of Acapulco, as well as the state of Guerrero, values the safety of our guests," said Pedro Haces Sordo, president of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office, in a statement. "We will continue to implement new programs designed to improve the security of the area in order to ensure the safety of all who travel to Acapulco." The violence in Acapulco is principally among drug-trafficking organizations and federal armed forces, although some citizens have been harmed in public crossfire.