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Sao Bras de Alportel Crime Prevention Seminar attracts over 100 participants
On 5th July 2012, Safe Communities Algarve and the GNR Faro held a crime prevention seminar in Sao Bras covering the work of the GNR, crime trends, crime prevention, the Safe Residence Program and Safe Communities Algarve. Over 100 people attended
Apart from covering the various subjects mentioned above it also provided an opportunity to those present to raise various points and concerns with the GNR. Reaction by those attending was very positive as it enabled them to learn more about policing and issues affecting their area.
David Thomas Founder of Safe Communities Algarve said that "He was delighted with the high turnout and the interest shown by the local community in crime prevention.
He added that although Portugal has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe it was important that the public take steps to maintain the Algarve as a safe place to live and visit.
David added that this was the first jointly held public seminar and given its success more seminars would be planned in the region over the next few months.