Report suspicious activity

Citizens have prevented countless crimes and saved lives by becoming actively involved in protecting their communities through making such reports or simply being involved as a witness when crime occurs in the neighbourhood. Without doubt the level of response from your police and the efficiency by which they operate is directly tied to community involvement.

By reporting suspicious activities you can help police make your community safer and more secure, reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life.

Safe Communities Portugal in conjunction with police, has developed a simple on-line system of reporting suspicious activities to the GNR, PSP and the Judicial Police, whose responsibilities are outlined in the boxes below. DO NOT use this service in an emergency. Call your nearest GNR or PSP station or 112 instead.

Suspicious activities can refer to incidents, individuals or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place. Some common examples of suspicious activities include:

A stranger loitering in your neighborhood or a vehicle cruising the streets repeatedly; someone peering into cars or windows; a high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis; someone loitering around schools, parks or secluded areas; strange smells coming from a house or building; open or broken doors and windows at a closed business or unoccupied residence; someone tampering with electrical, gas or sewer systems without an identifiable company vehicle or uniform; sounds of breaking glass, gunshots, screaming or fighting; strangers removing license plates or loading valuables into vehicles from a residence even if the moving truck looks legitimate.

 

Is a military force responsible for the policing and investigation of crime throughout the outer areas of Lisbon District. These include the areas of Alenquer, Mafra, Sintra,Torres Vedras and Vila Franca de Xira.

The GNR investigate, crimes such as burglaries; other thefts; street robberies; shop lifting; drug trafficking; minor assaults; domestic violence; theft of items from vehicles; and more minor crime. Investigations are directed either at one of the five divisional units or the more serious ones at the Lisbon Territorial Command Headquarters.

Click on the logo below to report suspicious activity in these areas to the GNR
Is a civilian police force responsible for the policing and investigation of crime throughout the Lisbon District except for areas which come under the GNR. The separation of areas can be found in this section under PSP and GNR pages. The City of Lisbon is under the PSP.

The PSP investigate, crimes such as burglaries; other thefts; street robberies; shop lifting; drug trafficking; minor assaults; domestic violence; theft of items from vehicles; and more minor crime. Investigations are directed either at the divisional units or the more serious ones at the Lisbon Metropolitan District Police Headquarters.

Click on the logo below to report suspicious activity to the PSP
Is a national investigation agency charged with the investigation of very serious crime such as; homicide; corruption; terrorism; bank robberies; all robberies involving a firearm; criminal gangs; international drug trafficking; cybercrime; forgery, kidnapping. The full list can be found here.