Under the scope of the project “Algarve – Safe Destination” which runs from May 2013 to 2016, the PSP Faro District Command has introduced a training program for officers in sign language in English and German.

The program is being run in partnership with GESTINESQUECIVEL Association of the Deaf, is aimed at providing officers with effective knowledge of this language, to improve communication, interaction and quality service between deaf communities and listeners.

The training will have an initial duration of 36 hours and is being delivered at the headquarters of the PSP Command in Faro by GESTINESQUECIVEL Association of the Deaf. A total of 16 officers are attending Phase 1 of the program.

“Algarve – Safe Destination” is aimed at ensuring the Algarve becomes the safest holiday in Europe