The first day of exams for the National High School Examination (Enem) ended this Sunday (05.11) safely throughout the state of Rio Grande do Sul, according to the Public Security Secretariat (SSP). To ensure the tranquility of candidates and professionals involved, the SSP created the Public Security Integrated Governance Office (GGISP), with members of the police forces and other bodies. The task force worked on duty at the department’s headquarters, without counting the record of serious occurrences during the period.
According to the SSP, nine incidents were attended to resulting in an arrest for disturbing public peace. In São Leopoldo, a man signed a detailed statement for the crime. Most of the incidents involved disturbing the peace in the vicinity of testing sites.
For Enem’s security, more than 3,100 police officers were employed, divided into almost 1,600 vehicles. An aircraft from the Military Brigade was also used during the operation. More than 400 escorts were carried out by BM. The last collection of bags was delivered at 9:48 pm to the distributor in Caxias do Sul. Almost 160 thousand candidates were registered to take the exam in 106 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul.
After delivering the last bag, the GGISP coordinator, Colonel Volnei Ceolin, reinforced the importance of installing the security group that worked to prevent crimes and provide emergency response. “The incidents recorded were dealt with quickly by the security forces and did not impact the holding of the event. Bringing together employees from all agencies during the test optimizes police response time, contributing to the smooth running of Enem,” he said.
Next Sunday (12.11), the second stage of the Enem tests will be held throughout Brazil.
Performance of security forces in RS
In Rio Grande do Sul, the Military Brigade was responsible for escorting test bags on the highways, in addition to overt policing at the exam locations. The Military Fire Department (CBM) kept rescue units on standby for emergency care and emergency assistance. The Civil Police (PC) also reinforced duty at municipal police stations with the application of evidence. The performance of each institution is determined based on intelligence services that identify risk factors.
Text: Lurdinha Matos/SSP
Editing: Lucas Rivas/SSP