Safe Communities Algarve is organizing with the GNR and PSP a number of crime prevention displays over the Easter holiday. The aim of the displays is to enhance awareness of the type of crime that maybe occur during the holiday season and simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. The crime level in the Algarve is low compared with many holiday destinations and the displays are therefore aimed at making the Algarve an even safer place to live and visit.

The GNR cover the rural areas of the Algarve including the medium sized towns whereas the PSP are responsible for the larger cities including Faro and Portimão. The details of the events at the time of going to press are:

16th April – Praia da Luz – this display will be held from 1000 to 1400 hrs in conjunction with the GNR, at the Spa Supermarket. We welcome all visitors to the stand where the GNR Portimão Safe Residence Programme team will be on hand to explain the SRP programme, register those who wish to join and learn more about crime prevention advice.

17th April – Praia da Rocha – this display will be held from 1000 to 1200 hrs and 1400 to 1600 hrs at the PSP Tourist police post at the beach front at Praia da Rocha. We welcome all visitors both residents and tourists to learn more about the work of the PSP in this busy tourist area as well as the supplementary responsibilities of Safe Communities Algarve.

19th April – Algarve Shopping Centre near Guia from 1400 to 2000 hrs. The theme of this display being held in collaboration with GNR Albufeira and other GNR specialist units is “Safe Families Day”. The aim is to promote crime prevention awareness both for adults and younger people. The display stand will be close to the west entrance to Continente Supermarket and will have a family theme. There will be special surprises for children and we invite all families to visit the stand.

We welcome as many people as possible to visit the displays. Please check with the Safe Communities Algarve website – News page for any changes to the programmes closer to the dates.