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Posted by portugalpress on March 12, 2018

After years of complaints about the “deplorable conditions” at Lagos’ GNR police station, the Portuguese government has finally given the green light to a €279,000 investment to move the police force into new premises in Chinicato, just outside of town.

The building where the new station will be located already houses GNR’s traffic brigade and will undergo massive renovations to turn it into a full-fledged police station.

Works will be carried out by the local council which will then be refunded by the state.

The current GNR police station, located in a building that dates back nearly 500 years, is described as one of the most rundown in the Algarve, with crumbling ceilings and walls, old plumbing and unfit conditions to serve citizens.