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


23/09/2016 - 14:06

Special safety and civility measures in place for La Mercè

Mercè.Once again this year, access to Pl. Sant Jaume will be controlled to ensure acts go smoothly and for the convenience of spectators.

08/09/2016 - 19:04

Disruptions to mobility and recommendations for Catalan National Day

Catalan National Day. Citizens are advised to use public transport to get to the city and get around. Extra services will be laid on.

29/06/2016 - 13:53

New officers for the City Police

Municipal. An act at the Saló de Cent welcomed the 93 officers from the police corps’ 88th recruitment process.

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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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