Reporting a crime

If you do unfortunately become a victim it should be promptly reported to the police. This helps them in locating and apprehending the culprit so that they can be brought to justice. The process of reporting a crime, can be found by clicking here”.

For Tourists

Going on holiday is an exciting time, experiencing new cultures, environments and attractions. To help you have a safe and enjoyable time, please read the “Safe Holiday guide for tourists” produced in your own language by clicking here”.

Emergency Contacts

When an emergency happens it is important to summon help quickly. Emergencies can range from dealing with a serious accident; a heart attack; a fire or being a victim of crime. To find the appropriate contact, as well as “hotlines,” click here.

Welcome to Safe Communities Lisbon

Introduction

Lisbon is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India).

The former launch pad for many of the world’s greatest voyages is now where modern travellers discover one of Europe’s most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle.

Safe Communities Lisbon (SCL) is an operating name of Associação SCP Safe Communities Portugal,  the country’s only registered national non-profit association providing a “one stop shop” of crime prevention information available to all members of the community.

SCP would like to thank the PSP, GNR, Judicial Police, SEF and ANPC in Lisbon for their collaboration in providing input to the pages on this website.

The aim of SCP is to promote safer communities, enhance security awareness and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. It does this through a number of specific objectives covering police/public engagement; communication and awareness; as well as public support in the fight against crime.

For residents living in, or persons visiting Lisbon, and certain regions in Portugal, SCP has created specific “safe communities”, detailing the services it provides in those areas. The first of these was the  Algarve and the second is Lisbon.

SCP works closely with the GNR,  PSP,  Judicial Police,  SEF, ANPC and ASAE in Lisbon as well as various municipalities such as Cascais.

Services

SCP provides a diverse range of free services to the public which can be found under our How we help you page. These include emergency contacts; keeping kids safe and reporting a crime.

With over 70 downloads the Crime Prevention Advice page has the most comprehensive range of crime prevention material available in Portugal. These range from protecting your home to reducing the risk of pet theft.

Lisbon is one of the safest destinations in Europe and in order to keep it so please visit our For Tourists page which has crime prevention advice in seven different languages.

To find out more about policing in Lisbon we have an overview of the law enforcement agencies in the District, including the GNR if you live in the out areas of the District, or visit the PSP police page if you live in the Lisbon Metropolitan area. New to this site are pages outlining the work of the Judicial Police and the border and immigration service SEF in the area.

To keep up to date with various crime arrests, crime prevention seminars, displays and other exhibitions organized by SCP in conjunction with the various government agencies, in Lisbon, please visit our Latest News/Events page.

Am emergency can happen at any time and it is important to summon help quickly. Our Emergency Contacts page provides the most comprehensive list of contact details available including various national hotlines.

SCP’s responsibility in the area of public safety includes creating awareness of issues such as wildfires which are a major risk in Portugal. Visit our Civil Protection page on ways you can help keep the forests safe.

In order to receive the latest updates and news about crime prevention please sign up for free newsletter on this page. This is published fortnightly or more frequently if there are matters that need to be circulated urgently. Crime prevention involves us all.

Find out more about the history of SCP ,  our team, our supporters and protocols with various authorities.

If you have any suggestions for crime prevention topics that you feel would be of interest to the community, or need advice or help concerning policing and crime prevention issues please contact us.

Latest News

Plane makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with drone when landing in Cascais

17.06.2017

An Aero Vip plane had to perform a manoeuvre on 16th June to avoid a collision... Read More

“Recovery of two ” French bulldogs””

17.06.2017

On 14th June at 23.00hrs the PSP Metropolitan Command of Lisbon (Public... Read More

PSP detain seven persons for drug trafficking

07.06.2017

The Metropolitan Command of the PSP of Lisbon, through the Police Division... Read More

Two “Hugs and Kisses thieves” detained by PSP

20.05.2017

They are 19 and 21 years old; the two young persons nicknamed  the “hugs... Read More

Safe Communities Portugal is a non-profit association run by unpaid volunteers, your generosity by making a donation to help keep Portugal a safe place to live and visit would be appreciated.

Please use the "donate" button above to make a donation using PayPal. If you wish to donate by cheque or by interbank transfer please contact SCP for our bank details using the contact page. All donations should be marked "Donation for crime prevention".

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Safe Communities Portugal is proud to be supported by the following Government agencies and other authorities

G N R

P S P

Night Guard Service

Turismo Portugal

SEF

PJ

ANPC

ASAE

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