Manuel Machado, mayor of the council, said that “the coordination, data collection and activation of the devices must be carried out, including data reservation and access, exclusively by the district commander of the PSP of Coimbra”.

According to the mayor, the council of Coimbra has been “working for years with the PSP, which has been doing a remarkable job in this area, for the reinstallation of video surveillance systems in the appropriate places in view of the needs of the city”.

“Our job is to cooperate with security forces to reassure people, but with the guarantee that there will be no let up in existing security services,” stressed Manuel Machado.