This Wednesday (18.04) the first construction endeavour aimed at the 2014 World Cup in Porto Alegre was inaugurated. The Tourist Police Station (DPTUR), built at the disembarkation area of the International Salgado Filho Airport, will investigate crimes committed against passengers, tourists and the airport community, working together with INFRAERO (Brazilian Airport Authority), the Federal Police and the airlines.
DPTUR, bound to the Department of Metropolitan Police, has two areas aimed at individualised services related to the report of a crime, investigation and prevention. In addition, it has a police intelligence nucleus, as well as waiting and meeting rooms, and rooms for authorities.
The work will be done by a multidisciplinary police team with international experience, fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian, on duty for 24 hour periods. The team will also assist other police stations in the state in offering special treatment to foreigners.
The constructions works started in December 2011. The police post in operation at the place before had less than 30 square metres in space and has become a new structure with a physical space of 160 square metres.