PSP reinforces policing in commercial areas until the 21st

Operation “Montra Segura – In security there are no balances” is part of the “Comércio Seguro” program

The Public Security Police (PSP) will reinforce, until December 21st, proximity policing in commercial areas and contact with traders, aiming to prevent crime.

In a statement, the PSP said that the operation “Montra Segura – In security there are no balances”, which is part of the “Comércio Seguro” program, will take place throughout the country, has a preventive nature and aims to reinforce policing in the most commercial areas. conducive to the commission of crimes against property (theft and robbery).

As part of the operation, this police will carry out several awareness-raising actions and individual crime prevention contacts with traders, providing advice on preventing crimes in commercial spaces, and also providing protection measures for commercial establishments themselves.

The PSP will also carry out an information/awareness campaign on its social networks about the “Safe Commerce” program, its objectives and main advice on preventing property crimes and (self)protection measures.

Last year, the PSP carried out 1.886 awareness/training actions and 9.006 individual criminal prevention contacts with traders.

The PSP advises traders to create a protection network with neighboring establishments, inform the police of all suspicious activities they have observed, install intrusion alarms and video surveillance systems, with recording 24 hours a day and place posters and/or signs to announce surveillance means as a means of deterring theft.

It also recommends the use of a safe to store larger amounts of money and valuable objects, placing protective bars on windows and doors and strengthening locks and ensuring strong interior and exterior lighting in the establishment.