Portugal has different entities that look after different aspects of the county's security and as it is confusing, so we decided to provide a brief outline of each organisation.

The Guarda Nacional Republicana, GNR.

This is the gendarmerie of Portugal. GNR patrol
Members of the GNR are soldiers, who, unlike the agents of the Public Security Police (PSP), are subject to military law and organisation. The GNR is responsible for law enforcement in the countryside and small towns (large urban centers are patrolled by the PSP). They also provide a national highway patrol and fiscal guard. Additionally there are two military reserve regiments: an Infantry Regiment and a Cavalry Regiment. The GNR also has ceremonial duties and provides guards of honor.

GNR- Guarda Nacional Repúblicana: www.gnr.pt

GNR logoUseful Numbers are:

 

Lisbon Area

GNR de Sintra: 21 924 49 25

GNR - General Command: 21 321 70 00

 

Porto

GNR / BT- Brigada de Trânsito / Traffic Brigade: 22 339 96 00

 

Algarve

GNR Albufeira: 289 590 790

GNR Faro: 289 887 603

GNR Vilamoura: 289 381 780

GNR / Traffic: 289 598 730

 

Coimbra

GNR Coimbra: 239 794 300

GNR / BT - Brigada de Trânsito / Traffic Brigade: 239 794 400

 

Madeira

GNR Funchal: 291 214 460

 

Açores

GNR Ponta Delgada: 296 306 580

 

 

The Polícia de Segurança Pública

PSP (Public Security Police) is the Portuguese police force that works in large urban areas, towns and cities. Rural towns and areas are under the protection of the GNR. The PSP includes a Special Operations Group. The role of the PSP is public security, protecting of citizens under the law and maintaining the security of the Portuguese democracy. Traffic issues have traditionally fallen under the PSP and currently this is still the case so if you own a car or van and it is parked illegally they entitled to give you a ticket or fine or ask you to move on.

PSP- Policia de Segurança Pública: www.psp.pt

PSP logoUseful numbers are:

 

Lisbon

Lisbon Metropolitan Police Command: 21 765 42 42

PSP Trânsito / Traffic: 21 750 12 00

 

Porto

PSP / Oporto Metropolitan Police Command: 22 209 20 00

 

Algarve

PSP Faro: 289 822 022

PSP / Faro Command: 289 899 899

PSP Lagos: 282 762 930

 

Coimbra

PSP / Command: 239 851 300

 

Madeira

PSP / Command: 291208 400

PSP / Funchal Airport: 291 520 889

PSP Trânsito / Traffic: 291 208 400

 

Açores

PSP / Command: 296 282 022

PSP / Ponta Delgada Airport: 296 205 517

PSP Trânsito / Traffic: 296 284 327

 

Other Regions/Cities

PSP / Aveiro Command: 234 302 510

PSP / Beja Command: 284 313 150

PSP / Braga Command: 253 200 420

PSP / Bragança Command: 273 303 400

PSP / Castelo Branco Command: 272 340 622

PSP / Guarda Command: 271 222 022

PSP / Leiria Command: 244 859 859

PSP / Santarém Command: 243 322 022

PSP / Setúbal Command: 265 522 022

PSP / Vila Real Command: 259 330 240

 

Tourism Police Assistance

Lisbon - Esquadra de Turismo / Tourism Police Station: 21 342 16 23

Cascais - Esquadra de Turismo / Tourism Police Station: 21 486 39 29

Porto - Esquadra de Turismo / Tourism Police Station: 22 20818 33