On 17th February 2017 the PSP received 34 new vehicles, including several BMWs, valued at 885,000 euros, which will be distributed among the various commands, including Porto, and for various services such as traffic, patrol and protection of witnesses.
The car delivery ceremony, which took place at the national police headquarters, was attended by the Minister of Internal Affairs for whom these new vehicles are “a very important reinforcement for the PSP, for the renewal of its car fleet and for strengthening the capacity of the PSP “.
Regarding the acquisition contract, Constancia Urbano de Sousa explained that the concern was that the commitment to the brand had included the maintenance of the vehicles during six years or 200 thousand kilometers.
For the national director of the PSP, Luís Farinha, these 34 new vehicles will help address police needs and reduce the average age of vehicles and their intensive use.
Earlier this month, the Association of Police Professionals (ASPP / PSP) denounced that 50% of the vehicles of the Metropolitan Command of the PSP of Porto are not operational due to lack of funds to carry out the respective repair.