- INTERPOL Lisbon
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Law enforcement services in Portugal are provided by five different bodies:
“Polícia Judiciária” (PJ) - Criminal Investigation Police
Mandate: prevention, detection and investigation of violent, organized and financial crime.
Supervised by the Public Prosecutors Office, a body of autonomous magistrates, the PJ is part of the Ministry of Justice.
National Republican Guard – called “Guarda Nacional Republicana” (GNR) in Portuguese.
Mandate: ensure public order and investigate violent and non-organized crime in rural areas.
The GNR is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Public Security Police – called “Polícia Segurança Pública” (PSP) in Portuguese
Mandate: ensure public order and investigate non-organized and violent crime in urban areas.
The PSP is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Immigration and Border Agency – called “Serviço Estrangeiros e Fronteiras” (SEF) in Portuguese.
Mandate: responsible for border control and the prevention of illegal immigration. Part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the SEF is also responsible for issuing entry and residence permits, as well as matters relating to deportation and asylum.
Portuguese Maritime Police – called “Polícia Marítima” (PM) in Portuguese. Part of the Ministry of Defence, the PM is the national naval service which patrols all Portuguese harbours.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Portugal is part of the PJ’s International Cooperation Unit. INTERPOL Lisbon liaises with domestic police services and judicial authorities for international requests requiring action. It also serves as a police platform for international investigations involving Portugal.
INTERPOL Lisbon is headed by a senior criminal police investigator who is assisted by three chief inspectors in charge of operational groups:
- Central Unit;
- Police Cooperation Unit;
- Judicial Cooperation Unit.
The NCB is staffed by 15 inspectors who are able to communicate in a wide range of languages. They are experts in many fields of international crime fighting, including:
- Criminal information analysis;
- Law and data protection;
- Firearm identification and tracing;
- Violent crime;
- Organized crime;
- Financial crime.
Red Notices 1
NELSON MENDES Age today: 38 years old
Yellow Notices 6
EVARISTO Age today: 56 years old
JOSE LUIS DA SILVA Age today: 54 years old
- 26th INTERPOL General Assembly - 17-22 June 1957 - Lisbon
- 20th INTERPOL General Assembly - 11-15 June 1951 - Lisbon