Safety and Prevention | Ajuntament de Barcelona

A new vision and a new model of public safety

Based on proximity, transparency and territorial action, and relying on citizen participation


20/11/2016 - 13:19

Distractions are the main cause of driving offences

Safety. A campaign run last month led to City Police reporting over 2,500 cases of distractions while driving.

11/11/2016 - 16:24

Espai Bombers, Barcelona’s fire and risk prevention station

Facilities. The former Poble-sec fire station has been turned into a museum and a centre for training and promoting information on risk prevention.

31/10/2016 - 11:23

Barcelona's 18th Cursa de Bombers fun run was a great success

Sport The Cursa de Bombers race was a great success on the streets of Barcelona this Sunday, with over 14.111 registered participants from 18 different countries; 35% of the runners were women.

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Areas of responsibility

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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