Portugal´s only registered non-profit crime prevention association providing dedicated information and support services to the community

16 August 2018


Without exaggerating this last 10 days has been perhaps the most challenging and busy period for Safe Communities Portugal.

The Algarve once again has experienced a major fire in an area with the highest fire risk in the region, and one of the highest in the country.

As you can see from our Special Feature in this newsletter, which is also appearing in this week's local English newspapers, we once again owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the emergency services who put their lives at risk in trying to extinguish the fire. 

The fact that so few people were injured and no fatalities is fortunate, but this may not be the case  next time - and believe me there will be further major fires unless more comprehensive prevention measures are put in place.

In this respect the Prime Minister has directed the Mayor of Monchique to form a Working Group together with the Mayors of Portimao and Silves, to come up with recommendations.However, reviews have been done in the past following the fires in 2003 and little appears to have been achieved. One can only hope this time will be different.

Some two days before the fires, Safe Communities Portugal posted on our website and Facebook two important notifications to the public regarding extreme weather conditions that could give rise to fires. One of these was directed at holiday makers advising them of these conditions and actions to take to prevent fires and protect themselves should a fire break out. By utilising our Facebook page these advisory measures reached over 80,000 views/entities with over a thousand shares. Our work was covered in the Portuguese media  Sapo24

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of everyone keeping up to date with the rural fire risk and these bulletins, plus self protection measures should a fire break out. To make it easier these are now all available in English both for residents and tourists.

Our Thanks

I thank everyone who shared this timely advice as well as the daily Situation reports and updates  when verifiable information became available. In particular my thanks to Clive Jewell the British vice Consul Portimâo for the very close contact, exchange of information and support literally 24/7.

I thank the many people that have sent us their appreciation for our preventive work before the fires and help and advice during the fires themselves. We were able through our direct contacts with government to answer specific enquiries which I know helped people concerned. One comments was to thank us for keeping people regularly informed of what was happening in a "calm and professional " way, which was exactly our aim..

We are a voluntary association and rely on donations if you feel we helped you in any way please consider making a donation,  which will enable us to continue, and indeed further improve our services. The details of how to make a donation are at the end of this newsletter or to our PayPal by simply making a donation here. 

We thank all our sponsors for your help in enabling us to continue to do the work that we do. Thank you Algarve Homes, Conrad Algarve, Quinta Properties, and Cerro Nova and Avalon Funeral Plans for sponsoring this new sletter.

To learn more about how to sponsor a newsletter by becoming one of our supporters please contact us on 913045093 or at   info@safecommunitiesportugal.com

David Thomas
Safe Communities Portugal


Monchique fire - Looking forward

Prime Minister António Costa said that the priorities after the fire that affected the municipalities of Monchique, Silves and Portimão are the support to the people who were displaced and the support to the reconstruction of the houses that were damaged. 
In Monchique, at a press conference on 10th August after a meeting with local authorities and representatives of various entities in the Algarve region, António Costa also highlighted as objectives the "support for animal feed and the restoration of productive potential. 
The Government will also make available a "line of treasury financing for hotel units, in particular Monchique" that may have been affected".
The meeting also determined that the Sierra de Monchique will be the target of a program of economic reorganization, whose coordination will be the responsibility of the mayor of Monchique, Rui André. 
"The first mission is to save human lives." Before the meeting, in statements to journalists, António Costa emphasized that the first mission, that of safeguarding human life, "was a very good job". 
"Now we have to make sure that there are no new fires in this area that this is already properly dominated and the priority is to rebuild. This is what we are doing" said the Prime Minister.
António Costa stressed that several of the support mechanisms are already structured, both agricultural and housing, emphasizing that, for now, "it is necessary to make an objective assessment of the data and, as a result, to define the plan of action '. 
The Minister of Home Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, the Deputy Minister, Pedro Siza Vieira, and the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Food, Luís Medeiros Vieira, also attended the meeting held at the Municipal Council of Monchique.


CCDR makes first assessment after Monchique fire

The Council of the Commission for Coordination and Regional Development met this Monday in Faro for a "first evaluation and follow-up of recovery interventions needed after the fire that affected the counties of Monchique, Portimão and Silves".

This body, chaired by Francisco Serra, which promotes the technical coordination of the implementation of central government policies at the regional level, "recognised the effort and capacity of all civil protection agents to reduce risks and safeguard human lives during fire-fighting operations, "and expressed its" solidarity with all affected families and companies in the three municipalities affected by the fire, "said CCDR Algarve.

The meeting also highlighted the "prompt intervention of the Government", in particular António Costa, Prime Minister, "determining the rapid lifting of damages and stimulating the ongoing intervention of public services in the areas of Agriculture and Forestry, Social Security and Housing, Economics and Tourism and Development and Cohesion '.

This intervention allows, according to the CCDR, "a rapid action in minimising negative impacts on families and local institutions and in restoring the productive potential of the business fabric, in close coordination with local authorities".

Francisco Serra also emphasised "the full availability of service providers, striving to restore normal electricity supply and telephone communications, and to restore safe road conditions in the Monchique, Portimão and Silves road network '.

Premier FX Administrators appointed 

Safe Communities Portugal has received a number of enquiries concerning the sudden termination of business of Premier FX. The lack of information from the company has made it difficult to answer these other than report to the FCA in the UK.

However a message has now been posted on their website stating:

"I confirm that Dina Devalia and Peter Hart, of PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co, were appointed Joint Administrators of Premier FX Limited ("the Company") on 13 August 2018. This appointment was made by the court on the application of the Financial Conduct Authority.

If you have previously sent funds into the Company's bank account(s) then you are required to provide the information listed below, by either email or post. This will enable the Joint Administrators to address any queries and/or concerns you may have:

Special Features

Our gratitude to the emergency services

Once again a major rural fire has occurred in the Algarve. Our sympathy goes to all those affected by the fires, those who were displaced and those who lost their property as a result.

And, once again we owe a considerable debt of gratitude to all those who were involved in combatting the fire: the Bombeiros, the GNR (including GIPS), the pilots who flew in high risk conditions, the Army and other emergency units such as INEM - plus the civil protection operational commanders. Our thanks go to you all.

From my discussions with the operational command, this was a most complex fire. Those involved were faced with temperatures approaching 50C on the ground, inaccessible areas, humidity under 10% and high and changing wind conditions at times. A fire fighters nightmare. At times the fire travelled at 2 kms per hour, that's around 5 metres every 10 seconds.

The strategy from the outset was the protection of life, and this was achieved by the early evacuation of people who were considered at risk. This strategy, in my view was correct, and the overall casualty toll of 41, including 27 fire fighters requiring treatment, mostly from smoke inhalation, plus one more serious, in conditions such as the above, threatening at times two major towns and lasting a week, is virtually unprecedented.

I would like to thank all those who shared the government Advice to the Population concerning the extreme weather conditions and associated fire risk and our related prevention and safety advice to tourists that we published on Facebook and on our website in English two days before the fire, as well as our ongoing situation reports during the fire. It was clear from the contents that the weather conditions meant a fire was likely.

It is vitally important that everyone follows the advice in these bulletins as well as the self-protection measures in the event of a fire, which is contained in the Safe Village Safe People program leaflet on our website. The summer is not over and we must not be complacent.

We are working closely with government on further measures concerning communications and self-protection to the foreign community and tourists which are expected to be announced very shortly. 

Tips to Giving in times of crisis

In times of crisis such as the Monchique fire, many individuals find themselves wondering how they can help those affected. Depending on the nature of the disaster there are often a variety of organisations committed to helping those affected. There will also be scams as has happened in other major incidents, or where donations have not gone to those it was intended for.

Before you give to an organisation responding, make sure you're following these tips to ensure that your donation will go to the cause itself and help those affected. 

Take a few minutes before you give to make sure the organisation you plan to support is reputable and has a dedicated response effort.
Do the most good (Hint: Give money)  Following a disaster, it's easy to see pictures or footage from the affected areas and want to give clothing and blankets to keep people clean and warm or food to feed the hungry. But, in reality, money is the most effective gift. A monetary donation allows the charities working on the ground to quickly purchase the supplies they need to address the ever-changing needs of those affected.

Consider the long-term  Making a gift in the short-term is important for addressing immediate needs like food, clothing, shelter, and medical relief. Many organisations see a drastic influx of resources in the aftermath of a disaster that begins to taper off in a few weeks. However, recovery efforts after a disaster can take many months, and, in most cases, years.

Give to an established charity  Oftentimes, crisis of large scale and coverage enable certain individuals to take advantage of your generosity and pocketing your donation for their own personal benefit. Do your research to find a charity with a proven track record of success. Look to see if the organisation you're giving to is registered. 

Verifying crowdfunding campaigns When a plea for help crosses your social feed attached to a crowdfunding campaign, consider where you'd like your donation to go. If you know the person who has created the crowdfunding campaign or online fundraiser, or if the creator is a friend-of-a-friend, you are more likely to know where the funds are going and can trust your relationship with the person holding the fundraiser.

Read these and other tips by downloading the advice from  CharityNavigator.org.

Top stories

Over two million items of child abuse material seized in Spain 
The Spanish National Police with the support of Europol and INTERPOL arrested 19 members of one of the biggest child abuse networks in Spain. The gang, operating across Europe and America, used 14 different groups in an instant messaging service to share the illicit content. The individuals hid their identities by using specific anonymization software. 

On the action day, 19 house searches were carried out in several Spanish cities on the occasion of which police officers seized 11 laptops, 23 mobile phones, 4 tablets, 11 hard drive disks, 7 memory sticks and 5 memory cards.

The investigation revealed that all of these devices - 16 terabytes in total, contained some 2,400,000 pieces of footage of children between the age of 0 and 8 years old being abused.

Due to the network which operated in different countries, making it an international cross-border case, Europol supported the Spanish authorities by facilitating the information exchange and crosschecking the data contributed by Spain. 

These images and videos were processed for victim identification. Europol is supporting the involved European Member States to fight against child abuse on an international level.

Good work by PSP Lisbon police in arresting pick pockets
The Lisbon Public Security Police (PSP), through the Division of Criminal Investigation, detained ten pickpockets, aged between 31 and 57 years, in less than a week.

The PSP reported that it arrested two suspects on 15 th August inside the 28 Tram because they stole a tourist's wallet with documents and bank cards, as well as about 80 euros in cash.
Already on Sunday, two pickpockets were arrested after stealing 130 euros from a tourist who travelled on the electric 15.

The third arrest took place on Monday at the 28th electric stop at Rua das Escolas Gerais, where a man and two women were detained after stealing a wallet with documents and 275 euros in cash.

The statement from the PSP notes that "this group of detainees is part of the group that was involved in attacks on drivers of 'tuk tuk', an event widely publicized in social networks at the time of the events.

"It is a group with a long history and, in addition to having already been convicted of acts of the same nature (although with suspended sentence), are subject to the measure of reporting to police and prohibition to travel on the 28 tram which they constantly violate, "the note adds.
Finally, three pickpockets were detained today at the Patio Dom Fradique, near the Castle of St. George, after having stolen a wallet from a tourist, worth 20 euros, with documents, bank cards and 200 euros in cash.

Between 01 and 08 August, police had already detained 12 pickpockets in the city of Lisbon.


Please see our crime prevention advice against pick pockets here

Safe Communities News

Update concerning proposals made to government regarding rural fire prevention and protection

On 31st July 2018, Safe Communities met with Head of the Special Fire Management Unit Tiago Oliveira and in a separate meeting with officials of the Secretary for Tourism and Turismo de Portugal.

The purpose of the meetings was to examine previous proposals made by our association concerning communication of ANPC weather advisory bulletins in English to tourists and tourists organisations, as well as other measures.

Some progress has been made, importantly the main one being the circulation of the ANPC Advise Bulletins in English to tourist organisations, such as hotelier association, immediately the English version has been placed on the ANPC website.This is very important as it can help people be prepared in case of fire.

Further meetings between SCP and the relevant government ministries and departments are taking place and additional measures regarding communication of rural fire prevention and self-protection advice are expected to be announced shortly.

Notable Arrests

Person arrested for sexual extortion   

The Judicial Police, through the National Unit to Combat Cybercrime and Technological Crime (UNC3T), in an investigation of sexual extortion by computer, arrested in the city of Santarém a 49-year-old individual.

The investigation, which began in July 2018, originated in a complaint filed by the victim, a 56-year-old woman who met the individual through a dating site.

In the course of the conversations established and after the emotional involvement of the victim, she ended up sending photographs, of an intimate nature.

Already in possession of the photographs, the individual began to demand money from the victim, otherwise he would divulge them to her relatives and friends.
In eight months, the victim will have delivered more than € 15,000.

The detainee was presented for first judicial interrogation, for the purpose of applying a pre-trial conditions.

Two arrested for causing a forest fire   

The Judicial Police, through the Local Criminal Investigation Unit of Vila Real, have identified and detained a man and a woman suspected of having started a forest fire in the town of São Mamede de Riba Tua in Alijó.

The fire, which took place on April 24, 2018, at about 2:00 p.m, consumed an area of forest, wild pine and bush. The fire endangered a large patch of forest, as well as a housing and agricultural areas of considerable value. It was only extinguished due to the swift intervention of the fire fighters supported by aircraft and four fire brigades.

The detainees, aged 26 and 44, agricultural workers, will be present for judicial interrogation to apply pre-trial conditions considered appropriate.

Twenty five weapons and more than a thousand ammunition seized in Almodôvar 

The weapons comprising ten shotguns, a rifle, two revolvers, an alarm pistol, four air rifles, five daggers and two knives - as well as 1143 ammunition of various calibre and two telescoping sights and a muffler were seized at 9 of August in Almodôvar, by the Territorial Command of Faro of the GNR, through the Territorial Detachment of Faro.

The GNR explains in a statement that 'as part of a firearm threat investigation that had been in place since June, a home search and seven other searches were carried out.
The suspect the owner of all these illegal arms and ammunition was constituted a defendant and subject to house detention and reporting.

In the operation, 15 GNR military personnel were involved, supported by a dog weapons sniffer.
Loures - Armed bank robber arrested

Following an investigation by the DIAP Loures, the Judicial Police National Counter-Terrorism Unit (UNCT), have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly committing four crimes of armed robbery and possession of prohibited weapon.

The robberies were undertaken between December 2017 and July 2018 in four bank branches. The suspect concealed the firearm which he then produced and threatened the employees, forcing them to hand over money.

In carrying out the operation, the Judicial Police seized various items as well as three fire arms and narcotics.

The detainee will be present at the first judicial interrogation for the application of the pre-trial measures deemed appropriate at the Criminal Court of Loures.

Local News

No of Civil lawsuits decreases 13.8%  

The statistical results released by the Directorate General for Justice Policy (DGPJ) on August 14 reveal that, in the first quarter of 2018, the number of outstanding civil actions decreased by 13.8% compared to the same period in 2017, the lowest annual value since 2007.

The procedural termination rate stood at 116.5% and the procedural balance was at least 7715 cases, representing the ninth consecutive quarter with a favourable trend. The disposition time indicator, which measures the time required to complete all the processes in days, was 274 days, the lowest number recorded in the same period since 2007.

The statistics now published also confirm a reduction in the average length of civil actions completed, with a positive evolution to 15 months, which represents half of the time needed compared to the same period in 2007.

The statistics revealed confirm the positive evolution in the judicial process, resulting from the work of the judicial operators and the different measures of optimisation and innovation that have been developed.

Animals are also victims of the Monchique fire - the work of Dra. Ana Silva and her team.  

Thirty cats of various ages, a dozen dogs, birds, ten rabbits and even a wild fox. These were some of the animals rescued over the last few days by the official team created by the Chamber of Monchique, in close collaboration with the Civil Protection, to try to minimise the effects of the great fire on pets, company, breeding ... and even wild animals.

But the team, coordinated by the municipal veterinarian Dra. Ana Silva and the civil protection technician (volunteer) João Camacho, and who includes many other veterinarians, other technicians and animal friends, mostly volunteers, has also been travelling throughout Monchique, to visit house to house, farm to farm, to see the animals that were left behind, rescue them to the host centre created in the EB 2,3 School of Monchique, and when justified, take them up to their owners, to treat them, to feed them ... or even to bury them.

"Our team's mission is to coordinate all animal rescue operations on the ground," explains Dra. Ana Silva, the veterinarian who created the Municipal Animal Insurance program in Monchique two years ago.

In temperatures of well over 30C, the team in two jeeps travelled along narrow dirt roads and rocks rising up the slope, passing by places where, three days after the fire there had been, there were still tree trunks and wreckages of the fire smouldering.

João Camacho and Dra. Ana Silva had been walking from the first night, almost without sleep, to help the animals affected. Source Sul Informacao 11th August


Our heartfelt thanks go to Dra. Ana and all those who undertook this dangerous work. Incredible bravery working in very bad conditions. Some of you will remember her from seminars on animal cruelty we have held. She is also a board member of  our association - we are very proud of you!

Municipality of Lagoa cancels fireworks for safety reasons

The Municipality of Lagoa cancelled the pyrotechnic performances scheduled for Wednesday, 15th August, in Ferragudo and Praia de Carvoeiro, as part of the commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Conception and the Festival Sons of the Atlantic.

The municipality announced that this decision because of the calamity that has hit the Algarve, with several fires, as well as forecast climatic conditions including strong winds that could increase the risk of further fires.

The cancellation of the fireworks also has to do with "the feeling of solidarity towards neighbouring municipalities and their population".
Crime Prevention

Pension Fraud and scams

This article is being shared as there are many British pensioners in Portugal and the advice is useful.

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are urging the public to be vigilant when receiving unsolicited offers about their pensions and to check who they are dealing with.

The FCA and TPR have launched a joint TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of pension scams and the most common tactics used by fraudsters. 

This comes after figures show that a total of 253 victims reported to Action Fraud that they had lost more than £23 million to pension scammers in 2017, which equates to an average loss of £91,000 per victim.

Highly sophisticated scammers lure people into transferring their pensions into fraudulent schemes. Victims of pension scams can lose their life savings, and be left facing retirement with limited income. 

The FCA and TPR are calling the public's attention to the tactics used by pension scammers. One of the most common tactics is to offer a 'free pension review'.
Cold calling is currently by far the most common method used to initiate pension fraud. Other scam tactics include: 

  • Unexpected contact about your pension via phone, post or email.
  • Promises of guaranteed high returns and downplaying the risks.
  • Offering unusual or overseas investments that aren't regulated by the FCA e.g. overseas hotels, forestry, green energy schemes.
  • Putting people under pressure to make a quick decision, for example with time-limited offers, and sending a courier round with paperwork to sign.
  • Claiming to be able to unlock money from an individual's pension (which is normally only possible from age 55).
Read more and action to take if you suspect you are a victim.

Civil Protection and Public Safety

Wild camping

Although wild camping in Portugal is advertised mostly from overseas, it is in fact illegal.

The reason for this is that places where such camping takes place are unregulated and therefore can be dangerous to users, particularly from the threat of rural fires. The use of BBQs and other cooking activities, which is illegal during this period, can also start a fire.

If an readers are aware of wild camping areas which may pose a fire danger please report it to Safe Communities Portugal, together with photographs if possible.

We will raise with the authorities concerned.

Self Protection during a rural fire

Safe Communities is again emphasising the importance of being aware of and adopting self-protection measures should a fire break.

In a major fire like the one in Monchique the fire fighters may have to focus on highly populated areas to avoid the loss of life, and therefore may not be able to reach those in rural locations who maybe affected. 

it may not however just be your home but you could find yourself near a fire in the countryside. If that happens to you the Government advice is as follows:

  • Immediately call 112;
  • If you are not in danger and have suitable clothing try to extinguish small outbreaks with shovels, hoes or branches;
  • Avoid exposure to smoke, cover your mouth and nose with a damp cloth;
  • Protect the body from flames and heat with dry and long clothing;
  • Do not impair the actions of firefighters, forest firefighters and other rescue forces and follow their instructions;
  • Remove your vehicle from the access routes to the fire;
  • If you notice the presence of people with high risk behaviour, inform the authorities.

You should also follow the indications of the authorities

The full information leaflet in English can be downloaded here.


Critical Fire Period now in effect

This is applicable from 1st July until 30th September REGARDLESS OF THE ACTUAL LOCAL MUNICIPAL FIRE RISK ON THAT DAY

The following is the official wording by the ICNF on the IPMA website, which was translated for the ICNF into English by Safe Communities Portugal.
  • Burning for grassland renewal, cleaning stubble or debris that is uncut or cut on the ground, but NOT in piles, is not permitted 
  • The burning of piled-up waste is not permitted 
  • The use of stoves, BBQs and grills is prohibited in all rural spaces, except where used outside of the critical areas and in places duly authorised for the purpose. 
  • Smoking and all types of naked flames are prohibited in woodland and forests. 
  • Balloons with a lit fuse and rockets are prohibited. Fireworks are only permitted subject to authorisation from the Municipal Council. 
  • Fumigating and pest control in apiaries are prohibited except where the fumigators are fitted with spark retention devices. 
  • Spark retention devices and flame covers must be used on exhaust pipes and chimneys of machinery with internal or external combustion engines and on heavy transport vehicles. One or two 6 kg fire extinguishers must be carried depending on whether the maximum weight is less or more than ten tonnes.

More information in English concerning rural fire prevention can be found here.

Cybercrime and Computer Security 

Holiday Accommodation Rentals in Portugal - Avoiding scams

We are repeating the following from last month as we are continuing to receive cases of possible holiday letting fraud.

To help those that are planning to rent property here please note the following:

All short term holiday properties for rent in Portugal need to be registered for letting. This is to ensure that basic safety standards are met. All such properties for rental, advertised in Portugal are required by law to state the AL number in the advertisement. Overseas organizations such as Airbnb also state this.

Properties that are not AL registered may not have the basic safety and security standards in place, and in the event of an accident may not therefore covered by insurance for holidaymakers, invalidating any claim.

Check carefully before booking your holiday that the property has an AL number. If not certain check with the advertiser. If in doubt book one that has.

To check if a property is legally registered check the Tourism of Portugal website link here and enter the AL number and or details. You can then compare contact numbers shown with the details you may have from the advert.

Preventing sextorition

The Judicial Police have issued a warning that the crime of extortion relating the sending of explicit is on the rise here in Portugal, reflecting the situation in many countries.

Sextortion is where a person asks for explicit images of the victim and upon receipt, the culprit demands money under threat that the photos will be circulated to the victims friends and family.

Sometimes this takes place in connection with on-line dating or when a personal relationship ends.

The obvious advice is never to put explicit photos of yourself on line or share them through social media. Once on-line it remains on-line and this can damage the victims reputation and even career prospects.

We understand that companies hiring staff are ever increasing searching social media to discover the applicants social habits!

We have advice to parents concerning this to help in speaking to children on how to protect themselves and this can be downloaded here.

Overseas News

Twenty four persons arrested in EU wide operation against child trafficking

During the week of the 2nd July, law enforcement officers from 22 Member States (including Portugal), other European countries and partner agencies actively participated in an EMPACT THB Action on Child-trafficking.

As a result of the action 51 children and 72 adults were identified as potential victims of trafficking. The youngest child was only two 2 years old. The children were exploited for labour, forced begging and sexual purposes.

Several links to migrant smuggling and document forgery were also identified. 45 new cases have been initiated. 24 suspects were arrested for THB offences and a further 61 suspects were arrested in relation to other crimes.

The actions focused mainly on hot spots for sexual exploitation, forced begging and forced criminality (e.g. pickpocketing and minor thefts), and intensified activities at border crossing points.

As the identification of victims of trafficking in human beings remains very challenging, particularly the identification of child victims, many participating countries also undertook prevention and awareness raising activities.

How you can help - Donation for crime prevention in Portugal

Each week Safe Communities Portugal provides advice and assistance to those who have contacted the association. No charge is made for this service. If you have benefited from this then why not make a small donation in return. 


Safe Communities Portugal is a non-profit association run by unpaid volunteers. Our services are free of charge and the association is funded by donations. Your generosity by making a donation to help maintain and further develop the work of the association and thereby help keep portugal a safe place to live and visit would be appreciated. Any amount helps.  

Three ways to make a donation


Paypal - If you would like to make a donation through Paypal please visit our Welcome page and click on the "donate" button. 

By cheque - If you wish to donate by cheque the bank account name is "Associacao SCP Safe Communities Portugal" and cheques can be posted to Caixa 207-Z, Alfontes, Boliqueime, 8100-062, Algarve.

By interbank transfer - If you wish to donate through inter bank transfer please use the same name with the following account details NIB 0033 0000 4542 9864 44705. 

All donations should be marked "Donation for crime prevention". Thank you.

Safe Communities Portugal - Regular Features
Just a reminder that in addition to our website and Facebook page, Safe Communities Portugal produces regular crime prevention features to help the community. These are  in the Algarve Resident and the next one is out on 6 September 2018.

We also have a 5 minute feature named "Crimecheck" on Sir Owen Gee's Solid Gold Sunday which is usually aired at 0915 hrs on the last Sunday of each month. Over the last few months with the kind agreement of Owen we have run additional features covering topical issues, such as fire protection.  The next one is on  25th August.  

How your friends can obtain up to date Crime Prevention advice
Please pass on details of Safe Communities Algarve to neighbours and friends so they to can benefit from the up to date crime prevention advice. Simply ask them to click on the following link to obtain the latest newsletter: www.safecommunitiesportugal.com This is a free service.



David Thomas

Safe Communities Portugal



16th August 2018