The President of the President of the Directing Council of the Regional Civil Protection Service Madeira announced on 28th December that he will be leaving his office in January after a period of over 10 years.

In a letter to partners (including Safe Communities Portugal), Luis Neri stated that “I would like to thank all of you and the organisations / institutions / services or bodies that direct and to convey to them that it was for me a very great privilege and an honour to work with all in this cause, fundamental to the development of societies, which is the security of people and their assets, increasingly an obligation of all citizens”.
I have met Luis Neri and have sent him a letter thanking him for all the work he has done protecting the people of Madeira and having to deal with the considerable challenges that he has faced over the years. It is expected he will be replace by the Commander of Civil Protection Azores.