Law enforcement in Portugal
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Law enforcement in Portugal is the responsibility of three bodies:
- Guarda Nacional Republicana - National Republican Guard. A Gendarmerie who mainly work in rural areas too small to warrant the PSP, and provide a national highway patrol and fiscal guard.
- 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.