Santa Marta

The UPP established at Santa Marta, a community in Botafogo, Rio’s South zone, was inaugurated on December 19nd, 2008. It was the first experience of this kind made by the security Department (SESG/RJ). The unity operates with 120 recruits who received specialized training. Captain Priscilla de Oliveira was appointed to command the post. The community has 54.692 square feet and six thousand residents.

Besides the astonishing view of the whole South zone shore (including the famous Copacabana and Ipanema), the place also became famous for being the location for Michael Jackson’s video clip “They don’t care about us”.

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Picture by Marcos Benjamin