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Spaniards win Rescue Teams in Urban Environment Meeting

The Spanish team Espelesocorro Andaluz was the winner of the fifth edition of the Rescue Teams in Urban Environment Meeting (MESMU), a competition organized by the Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros do Porto, which took place throughout the city for three days.

Four-legged Patrol joins Police and Firefighters save and rescue team

They are eight – five females and three males-, almost three months old, the most recent operatives to reinforce the work of the Special Police Unit - Grupo Operacional Cinotécnico da Polícia de Segurança Pública do Porto and the Unidade Cinotécnica Municipal.

Municipal Police and PSP meet to coordinate collective task as regards security on 23 June

For the second consecutive year, the patron Saint of the Invicta will not be celebrated, owing to the pandemic. So as to plan and prepare their joint action on the eve of St John’ Day, on 23 June, the Municipal Police and the PSP Porto met at Porto City Hall.

PSP bolsters security measures during the Champions League Final in Porto

The PSP (Police for Public Security) announced the strengthening of the security measures for the Champions League Final, which will be played tomorrow, 29 May, between Chelsea and Manchester City, at the Dragão Stadium. Starting at 8 pm today, 28 May, three security perimeters will be established around the stadium, which means that there are traffic constraints in the surrounding area.

Porto will have Night Watch Guards in the city’s streets

The Municipal Executive has unanimously approved the implementation of a night watch guard services, which would extend to the 11 areas in the Historic Centre, as well as in Ramalde, in Lordelo do Ouro and Massarelos. The extension of such services are under consideration.

Porto City Hall promotes mental health care among its collaborators

Porto City Hall launched a programme to raise awareness on the issue of mental health among its collaborators, which is especially relevant in the ongoing pandemic context. Last week, it was time for the Municipal Police to undergo the workshop, at Almeida Garrett Municipal Library. “The current framework [of Covid-19] accentuated and exposed even further the importance of taking care of people’s physical and psychological health, with common and concerted responses”.

Severe weather warning for the weekend

The Municipal Civil Protection has issued a warning on adverse meteorological conditions will start as of this afternoon. As a result of the worsening of weather conditions, starting this Friday, 19th February, car traffic is to be halted at Av. Dom Carlos I, in the seafront. Traffic is prohibited starting at 9 pm. Restriction to circulations is to be lifted as soon as weather conditions permit. The situation is re-assed on 20th February.