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“News Today” is the newsletter published by Safe Communities Portugal approximately monthly or more frequently should it be necessary to convey urgent information concerning either crime prevention or public safety.

The newsletter contains announcements of events, civil protection news and advice, police operations and arrests, crime prevention advice and other information to help keep Portugal a safe place to live and visit. If you wish to obtain a copy of the newsletter on the day of publication, please register on the right of this page. It is free of charge and you will be sent a copy by email. If you have missed one do not worry, as previous publications are posted on this page with the most recent at the top.

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“A Terra Treme” Annual Earthquake Exercise – 7th November 2019

Human trafficking, Hospital thefts, anti- corruption government proposals – 31st October 2019

Major cocaine operation, hurricanes, 112 emergencies, Safe summer results – 3rd October 2019

Firearm incident in Almancil, Taiwan operation in Cascais, Road accidents – 29th August 2019

Albufeira nightlife situation, safe village collars, GNR Road safety operation – 1st August 2019

Word Press security, excellent arrests, fire fighting aircraft crash – 4th July 2019

Road deaths, sacred arts and historic map thefts – 6th June 2019 

Domestic violence aircraft flight mode, hunters, new Algarve GNR Commander – 18th May 2019

2019 Fire Fighting plan, road deaths, hidden hotel cameras – 5th April 2019

Civil protection, domestic violence courts, speed limiters on vehicles – 7th March 2019

Domestic Violence, burning waste registration, GNR-HMRC Awards – February 2019

Definitive Guide to Rural Fire Protection and Land Cleaning – January 2019

Rural Fire Management – Safety using Bonfires – laws re land cleaning  – January 2019 

INEM Helicopter crash, Brexit Safety and Security, Program Connect – 21st December 2018

Emergency card, Nightlife, Alcohol and security, data breach – 6th December 2018

Sausage thieves, Operation Star Banana, Program Connect – 1st November 2018

A Terra Treme Earthquake Awareness Exercise 5th November 2018 – Posted 27th October 2018 

Interpol President arrested, Safe tourism campaign, Money Laundering, Illegal TV arrests – 11th October 2018

Money Transfers, Migrants rescued, Algarve arrests, Large Cocaine seizure – 13th September 2018

Monchique fires, animals saved, pickpockets, Premier FX – 16th August 2018

Ice cream seizure, drones registration , TV piracy arrests – 12th July 2018

Safe village Safe people Council ministers. Drug seizure  – 7th June 2018 

Large cocaine seizure, Eurovision security, fire alerts – 10th May 2018

Algarve Crime Statistics 2017 – 4th April 2018

Portugal Annual Security Report RASI 2017 English Summary – 1st April 2018

Cocaine Seizure, Illegal TV, Road Accidents Home Security –  26th March 2018

Definitive Guide to Rural Fire Protection and Land Cleaning 2018

Algarve fire report, passport travel advice, corruption prevention, drugs/organised crime – 7th Dec 2017

SCP 5th Anniversary, fire prevention, Black Friday scam, travel fraud, hearing aid scam – 23rd Nov 2017

Large drug seizure, sexual coercion, fraud conference, prison security, forest fires – 2nd Nov 2017

365 Algarve, forest fire arrests, Russian Mafia, massive cocaine seizure, disaster reduction – 5th Oct 2017

National Earthquake Awareness exercise – 2nd October 2017

Arson, fake marriages, rural fires, project Edward, fake Ebay invoices – 13th Sept 2017

Distraction theft, Gov Calamity Statement Fires, drug seizures, ASAE meeting- 24th August 2017

Noise laws, visa fraud, missing persons, property rental, on-line dating – 10th August 2017

Horse meat, massive cigarette seizure, Albufeira disturbances – 20th July 2017

Fires SIRESP, Albufeira Disturbances, tax fraud, fraud seminar, ANPC communication – 29th June 2017  

Police Safe Summer Program 2017 – Special – 7th June 2017

Hugs and kisses theives, Wanna Cry, Birds Rescued, 112 for deaf – 26th May 2017

Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack – 25th May 2017

Forest fires, border controls, AL properties, video surveillance, stolen cars – 27th April 2017

Definitive Guide to Forest Fire Prevention and Land Cleaning – 20th April 2017

Annual Security Report Overview 2016 (In English) – 5th April 2017

Pyramid selling. prisons, dating violence, sextortion, forest fires, opportunist crime. 23rd March 2017

On-line fraud, former firefighter charge, pet cruelty, beach crime prevention – 9th March 2017

Alcohol, child abuse, drug trafficking. dating violence, ASAE seizures, GNR SRP update. 16th Feb 2017

Corruption prevention, road deaths, robberies, counterfeit bank notes, burglary trends – 2nd Feb 2017

Safe Communities Portugal Survey – 19th January 2017

Crime trends 2016, animal cruelty, threat level, money laundering, police operations – 29th Dec 2016

Yahoo hacking, corruption, GNR Safe Trading, Christmas Crime Prevention – 19th Dec 2016

Drones for firefighting, drug trafficking, investment scam,Europol wanted persons – 8th Dec 2016

Road deaths, cannabis plantation, letting fraud, critical fire period – 17th Nov 2016

Murder suspect arrested, on-line child abuse, Operation Captura, SEF Operation – 27th Oct 2016

Police shooting, Europol – cybercrime, SRP. PSP good work – 4th Oct 2016

Seminar – From Fire to Floods – 27th September 2016

Widfires, good arrests, cybercrime alerts, 104 year old assailant – 27th August 2016

Decrease in crime, anti-terrorism measures, PokemonGo – security tips villas – 25th July 2016

Brexit, corruption arrests, SRP, heat wave advice, crime prevention- 30th June 2016

Terrorism, Euro 2016 policing, computer fraud, driving licence penalties -9th June 2016 

Kidnapping sentence, border crossings, Algarsafe 2016, Safe Summer – 25th May 2016

Illegal drugs, corruption arrests, sign language, Russian scam, safe use social media – 13th April 2016

2015 Crime Report Overview and Analysis – 7th April 2016

EU Referendum  April 2016 

Working together to prevent Animal Cruelty Seminar – 31st March 2016

Money muling, PSP graduation, sporting ticket fraud,, phishing attack FBI – 18th March 2016

Civil Protection Day – March 2016

Europol – Terrorism – On Line Bank Fraud – Good arrests – EU Referendum – 26th Feb 2016

Cascais Cybercrime Seminar – 11th Jan 2016

Protocol ANPC, Forest fires, good arrests, drink driving, scams, phishing attacks – 11th Dec 2015

Fire safety, cannabis arrests, Stay Safe, Facebook scams, villa letting scam – 6th Aug 2016

Excellent arrests, scams, alcohol limit, smart borders, heat wave, preventing fires – 1st July 2015

WEF Safety & Security, supermarket crime, cash trapping, excellent arrests – 10th June 2015

Portugal without Fires – 25th May 2015

Local lodging, UK Crime trends, anti-phishing advice, excellent arrests – 1st May 2015

Excellent arrests, PSP child safety bracelets, scams, cross border crime – 31st July 2014

Preventing Wildfires – Advice

Easter crime prevention successes, good arrests, gambling laws reminder etc – 23rd April 2014

New website, launched, 2013 crime statrs, good arrests, crime prevention advice – 3rd April 2014

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