CALEXICO — Calexico Mayor Pro Tem John Renison and Mexicali Mayor Jaime Diaz Ochoa signed a mutual aid and support agreement Friday, bonding the sister cities to protect and defend U.S. and Mexican citizens along the border.
As per the agreement, the Calexico Police Department will give two Kawasaki 1,000cc motorcycles and 21 bulletproof vests to the Mexicali Police Department.
Diaz vowed Mexicali police would support and coordinate crimefighting efforts with Calexico police.
After the ceremonial signing, Renison said he would like to see the agreement bring about increased security for both cities and benefits for both economies.
Renison said he is confident it will because of the long history of friendship between Diaz, Baja California Gov. Eugenio Elorduy Walther and the city of Calexico.