Law enforcement in Portugal
Law enforcement in Portugal is the responsibility of three bodies:
- Guarda Nacional Republicana: National Republican Guard. A gendarmerie who mainly work out of major cities but in 98% of the Portuguese territory, and provides a national highway patrol and fiscal guard as well as a national environment protection police.
- Polícia de Segurança Pública: Public Security Police. Civilian police force who work in larger urban areas.
- Polícia Judiciária: Judicial Police. Overseen by the Public Ministry, they investigate criminal cases.