Solid Gold Sunday – Crime Check – On KissFm Sunday 27th November 2022


Tomorrow Solid Gold Sunday hosted by Owen Gee, will feature “Crime Check” with David Thomas, President of Safe Communities Portugal.

Crime Check will start between 09.10 hrs and 09.20 hrs and David will be sharing information and advice about:

  • IPMA weather warning system and importance of following the warnings and
  • On-line scams we can expect to see more of in lead up to Christmas.

Kiss FM can be heard on 95.8 and 101.2 FM or through the home page of

Looking forward to the show – please listen in.




Safe Communities Portugal 10th Anniversary Lunch


1300 hrs Wednesday 30th November 2022

Restaurant Quinta Do Moinho – Rua da Nossa Sra. da Piedade, Lote 10, 8100-338 Loulé.

Deadline for booking 2359 hrs 25th November 2022

We are posting this reminder as the response to this event has been really excellent and with just a week to go we ask people not to delay booking in order to avoid disappointment, as there is limited space available.

As we are entering the winter period, Safe Communities Portugal is looking at many opportunities for face to face gatherings so you can learn more about our work, how we help communities as well as for fundraising, in order for our Volunteer Organisation to be able to carry out its many activities, develop more and to get to meet as many people as we can over the next few months.

Obviously our followers are spread across Portugal and beyond so we have to start in one place and if successful we will be spreading our wings in the form of similar gatherings to other parts of the country.

We are also taking the opportunity to celebrate10 years since we registered as a non-profit organisation in November 2012.

Our Community and Fund Raising Lunch with Safe Communities Portugal will be held in Loule. The meal will consist of the following courses:

Couvert: Bread, Olives, Butter and Sardine Pate.

Tapas: Various Cured meats, Cheese, Algarve Carrots, Octopus Salad,

Main Course: Grilled mixed meats served with Chips and Salad or Vegetarian option available.

Desert: Various sweets from the cabinet followed by Coffee.

In addition there is a bottle of house wine per 2 persons or a jug of Sangria or Beer, water or juices depending on your preference, included in the price.

The cost per person will be 30 Euros of which a percentage of this cost will be a donation to Safe Communities Portugal.

David Thomas Founder and President SCP will speak on the many different types of work and projects we are involved in and how as a volunteer organisation we help many people across Portugal.

We are also delighted to say that we will also have a guest speaker on the day. Mr Clive Jewell is the Vice Consul at the Consular Office in Portimão and will give us an insight into his role here in the Algarve on behalf of the UK Government.

To book you place email:

Stating your Full Name and the names of any one attending with you. Your Telephone Number and Your Email Address

We will collect the cost of Lunch at the door on the day so please bring cash only.





Lisbon, Nov 02, 2022 (Lusa) – The Minister of Internal Administration announced today a reinforcement of the security of the National Internal Security Network, with an investment of 17.4 million euros in cybersecurity planned for 2023.

During the parliamentary examination in the specialty of the proposal for the State Budget for 2023 (OE2023), José Luís Carneiro said that next year “the planned investment in information and communication technologies will continue to be made”, preparing the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI). ) for “a secure digital transition”.

The official stressed that this investment aims to “strengthen the security of the National Internal Security Network, strengthening cybersecurity means” by 17.4 million euros.

The minister also noted that the sharing of resources and solutions between security forces and services, through the gradual integration of technical support and logistical support structures, “eliminating redundancies and freeing up human resources for the operational area” in the amount of 3.1 million euros.

José Luís Carneiro also advanced that in 2023, 11.5 million euros will be invested in the new generation of 112 operational centers, which will allow the geolocation of calls, a new application for the deaf and interoperability with European operational centers.

According to the minister, the Schengen information systems will be updated by eight million euros and the European travel information and authorization system by five million euros.

José Luís Carneiro also referred that 36.5 million euros will be invested in the emergency communications network of the State SIRESP, to which, over five years, another 75 million will be invested in the scope of the international public tender and a further 38.5 million euros in other investments.


The news of the investment of 11.5 million euros to enable the geolocation of emergency calls is welcome and should enable the location of those seeking assistance to be pinpointed, enabling a faster and more efficient response.