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27/11/2018 - 17:56

Neighbourhood policing reaches Les Corts, Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó

Security. Neighbourhood police officers will be operating around the whole city early in 2019.

Episodi de contaminació per PM10

25/04/2018 - 10:40

Activation of pollution episode protocol for high levels of PM10

Contaminació. Temporary measures are in place to cut the high levels, such as more intense watering down of streets and the prohibition of municipal activity which generates dust.

Avís contaminació per PM10

23/04/2018 - 10:26

Activation of preventative warning stage for high levels of PM10

Pollution. Municipal services are taking preventative measures, such as more intense watering down of streets and avoiding the use of air blowers.

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The Safety and Prevention Area is directly responsible to the Mayor's Office and is politically led by the Commissioner for Security and Safety. It is responsible for public safety and prevention policies and in charge of the Guàrdia Urbana (city police) and the Fire Service Barcelona wants to set an example of safe, peaceful, community coexistence.

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