The government is spending €900,000 to turn Vila Real de Santo António’s GNR police station into new and improved premises for the PSP police. The GNR police force will be moved to Monte Gordo. So says the Ministry of Internal Administration, which has revealed that the investment is included in the state’s programme for new infrastructures and equipment for security forces between 2017 and 2021.
The government had already recognised last year that the current PSP station in VRSA did not boast the conditions it needed for the police force to do the best job it could, and that the situation had been deteriorating for years. In fact, €60,000 was invested to carry out minor improvements to the station.
A new GNR police station for Lagos is also another “priority” for the Ministry of Internal Administration in the Algarve. The police force is expected to move out of the city and into a building in the nearby village of Chinicato, says Correio da Manhã tabloid.
The local council has already signed a contract with the state to carry out €249,000-worth of improvements to the building.
Meantime, renovations are also planned for the Almancil, Olhos d’Água and Aljezur GNR stations, as well as the Portimão and Faro PSP stations.