Safe Summer session at Mar Shopping Loulé

Following the success of a crime prevention event at Mar Shopping Loulé in April, a “Safe Summer” display aimed at holidaymakers and residents alike will now be held at the shopping centre this Saturday (June 22), from 10am to 8pm.

Participating in the event will be the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) and Safe Communities Portugal, accompanied for the first time by the military of the Gendarmerie Nationale from France and the Arma dei Carabinieri from Italy.

These overseas organisations are holding joint patrolling with the GNR at selected tourist locations in the Algarve, as part of the latter’s “Safe Summer” programme.

Organised by the GNR, Safe Communities Portugal and the management of Mar Shopping, the event will again be promoting sound crime prevention practices to help maintain the Algarve as a safe destination for visitors as well as residents.

The GNR’s “Dragão Verde” (Green Dragon) mascot and a GNR dog will again be in attendance – these two participants proved very popular among children last time.

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 it will be 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,” said David Thomas, president of Safe Communities Portugal.

Photo: A GNR dog, a popular participant among children last time, will again be in attendance