Santa Marta

Major Pricilla takes on new post

Friday, February 11, 2022

The first officer to join the Pacifying Police project is about to take on a new role inside the program. Major Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo is leaving Santa Marta’s command in order to become chief coordinator of the UPPs. . . »

At peace with nature

Friday, June 11, 2021

Among the colors that compose the vibrant skyline of the Santa Marta Community, the one that stood out last Wednesday (09/06) morning was the color green. An event organized by the Reforesting Battalion was just the beginning. . . . »

World Cup at the UPPs

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

It was a weekend of freedom and soccer. With the FIFA World Cup approaching, the UPPs gathered children, parents and police officers from 11 communities to celebrate our national passion... »

Argentinean Governor visits UPP

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Argentinean Governor visits UPP

Governor of the Buenos Aires Province, Daniel Scioli traveled to Rio de Janeiro this week and visited Santa Marta’s UPP, where he learned more about the security project being developed by Rio’s government... »

Obama’s housing and development secretery visits UPP

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Obama’s housing and development secretery visits UPP

Rio’s Security Secretary, José Mariano Beltrame, visited Santa Marta’s UPP this Tuesday morning (23/03) to show the place and the project to Shaun Donovan, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. . . »

From Germany to Santa Marta

Friday, March 19, 2021
From Germany to Santa Marta

After New York’s former mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the Israeli Minister of Security Yitzhak Aharonovitz, it was now time for another international public security representative to learn more about the UPP project... »

UPPs are an example for Israel

Monday, March 15, 2021
UPPs are an example for Israel

It was half past nine in the morning when the Israeli Public Security Minister, Mr. Yitzhak Aharonovitz, arrived at the 2o Military Police Battalion (BPM), in the district of Botafogo, Rio’s south zone. He was welcomed by the chief of the Communitarian Police Command (CPCom) Colonel José Vierira de Carvalho Junior. . . »

Fernando Henrique: “we have to insist”

Friday, February 26, 2021
Fernando Henrique: “we have to insist”

After learning about the experiences of countries such as Portugal, Holland, Mexico, United States, Colombia and Argentina, Brazil’s former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, decided to get a closer look on the work being developed by the Pacifier Police Unit at Santa Marta. . . »

Alicia Keys visits famous UPP

Wednesday, February 10, 2022
Alicia Keys visits famous UPP

Yet another celebrity has used the "Santa Marta Studio" to record a video clip. America's R&B; diva, Alicia Keys, recorded the video for her song "Put it in a love song", from her new album The Element of Freedom at the community. . . »

Rio 2016 Commission meets UPP’s athletes

Wednesday, January 20, 2022

An important visit transformed an ordinary Tuesday afternoon on a very busy day at Santa Marta’s and Pavão-Pavãozinho /Cantagalo’s UPPs. Chairwoman of the 2016 Coordination Commission, Nawal El Moutawakel . . . »