Following the success of the crime prevention awareness display at Mar Shopping in April, another event is planned at the same location for Saturday 22nd June. It will run from 10.00hrs to 20.00 hrs.

Those participating will be the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) Loulé and Safe Communities Portugal, accompanied for the first time, by the military of the Gendarmerie National from France and the Arma dei Carabinieri from Italy.

The participation of these overseas organisations is part of the GNR “Safe Summer” program, which includes joint patrolling by the military of the Gendarmerie National and the Arma dei Carabinieri at selected tourist locations in the Algarve.

The event has been planned by the GNR, Safe Communities Portugal and the management of Mar Shopping, the latter whom have given great support to this subject.

The theme will again be promoting sound crime prevention practices, to help maintain the Algarve as a safe destination for visitors and well as for residents.

The display will feature, the GNR “Dragoa” (Dragon) mascot which was very popular with children last time and a GNR dog. Safe Communities Portugal will be presenting their updated “Emergency Medical Card” which was developed with the support of the GNR, PSP and INEM.

There will be plenty of leaflets in various languages to take away, and a good opportunity to find out more information concerning safety and security matters.

This event proved very popular with visitors last time so we look forward to seeing everyone.