The forming of Safe Communities Portugal has been welcomed by a number of prominent officials including the British, Dutch and Irish Ambassadors to Portugal.
Kirsty Hayes, British Ambassador to Portugal:
“I am delighted to see that the invaluable services provided by Safe Communities Algarve have now been extended to the whole of the country with the launch of Safe Communities Portugal. This innovative and important initiative should help British residents to ensure that their property and personal possessions are well protected, and keep them up to date with local developments”. 14th January 2015
Govert Bijl de Vroe, Dutch Ambassador to Portugal:
“I am pleased to recognize the valuable services provided by Safe Communities Portugal in working with the police and other government entities in helping to keep Portugal one of the safest places to live and visit in Europe. This work can only benefit the Dutch community by promoting crime prevention awareness and safer communities through engagement with the local authorities”. 23rd January 2015
Orla Tunney, Irish Ambassador to Portugal
“The best safety advice is generally local advice, and I applaud Safe Communities Portugal for establishing this impressive resource, which presents relevant local knowledge in a user-friendly way. I recommend it to Irish residents and visitors to Portugal. Using the information here will help ensure a safe stay in this beautiful country”. 23rd October 2015