Crime prevention

Thousands of officers to conduct checks over Labor Day weekend

About 3,000 police officers will be deployed on Friday and over the Labor Day weekend to conduct checks on cars and prevent overcrowding as part of the plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Police officers will be at toll stations around the country carrying out checks to all the vehicles, while others will patrol the roads and make recommendations.

Officers conduct spot checks on first day of lockdown

A traffic police officer checks a driver's documents in central Athens, on Monday. Officers were deployed on streets across the country to enforce the new lockdown, which allows people to leave their homes only with special permits. Authorities said only 33 people had been fined for flouting the regulations by late Monday afternoon. [Intime News]

National Police Union: Officers poorly equipped for infectious environment, although protective gear mandatory

Despite a mandatory requirement for police who come in contact with the citizens to wear protective gear, this doesn't happen because of the scarce supplies with such equipment, reads an appeal by the National Police Officers Union (SNAP) to Minister of Interior Ion Marcel Vela.