In a statement, the AMN informs that in addition to the 'bodycams' (portable cameras for individual use), the Maritime Police will also be equipped with 'tasers' (non-lethal weapons).

“The delivery of bodycams and tasers will allow the Maritime Police to use less violent deterrence techniques, more effectively protecting the physical integrity of police officers and citizens. The acquisition of this material represents an investment in the modernisation of the Maritime Police, essential to face the different missions”, explains the AMN.

The National Maritime Authority also highlights that the Maritime Police is the first criminal police body in Portugal to acquire 'bodycams', even before the PSP and GNR.