“The UPPs have come to stay. It is not just a security project; it is a State policy of life improvement and hope development to the people of Rio de Janeiro.”
José Mariano Beltrame, Security Secretary.
“The UPPs represent the consolidation of the pact between the Military Police and the citizens, to whom we must destine the best of our efforts. Besides hope and citizenship, UPP symbolizes all the appreciation we have for human life.”