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As we look forward to 2015, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the progress that has been made concerning the fight against crime over the last few years and the challenges that we all face...

The popularity of online shopping continues to grow every year as consumers discover the savings that can be made in comparison to traditional bricks and mortar retailers, and the fact that we can...

Online dating has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years. Once seen as a rather desperate way to meet a potential partner the industry has now become a much more acceptable way of finding...

The televised search of Sir Cliff Richard’s property in the UK to my mind illustrates something that is inherently wrong in the relationship between the media and the police. In this case the BBC...

Readers may recall around a year ago I used an analogy of a 1970’s James Bond movie to describe the introduction of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) into the Algarve and how this was a...

Now that we are virtually into the summer period and the weather has become much hotter, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the measures to prevent fires as well as the laws concerning the...

Vehicle crime prevention

For crime prevention to be successful it has to be relevant, timely and well focused. There would be little point, for instance, in writing about the theft of snow shoes here in the Algarve in the...

From Revolution to Evolution

April 25, 1974 || Overview of policing before and after the Revolution

About a month ago I visited the GNR station in Portimão and saw a group of school children watching the GNR dogs go...

Recently a headline in the UK press caught my eye as a reminder that during festive seasons such as Easter we should all be vigilant in looking after our possessions. It read: “A giant egg which...

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