Decreto-Lei n.º 135/2010
- Emissor:Ministério da Administração Interna
- Tipo de Diploma:Decreto-Lei
- Páginas:5931 - 5932
Summary in plain english (Without legal value)
What is it?
This decree-law introduces new rules for private security activities.
What will change?
Validity of permits and licenses
With this decree-law, permits and licenses to carry out private security activities will be valid for five years, starting from their date of issue. They must then be renewed every five years.
New data on permits and licenses
Permits and licenses must now show:
- their expiry date
- the identification of the private security service’s administrators and managers, or the identification of the director of an organization’s internally managed security department.
Whenever someone becomes or stops being an administrator or a manager at a private security company or the director of an organization’s internally managed security department, this change must be reported to the National Directorate of the Public Security Police (PSP). The PSP will then update the permit and the license.
Amounts to pay for infractions
This decree-law updates the fines for breaking the rules that govern this activity.
|Infraction||Fines for companies (euros)||Fines for individuals (euros)|
|Minor||1,500 to 7,500||150 to 750|
|Serious||7,500 to 37,500||300 to 1,500|
|Very serious||15,000 to 44,500||600 to 3,000|
PSP will now receive 50% of the income
With this decree-law, 50% of the income received by the Portuguese State for issuing and changing these permits and licenses will now be given to the PSP. The PSP will also receive 50% of the income from fines.
This is a way of compensating PSP for the costs associated with:
- gathering case information
- issuing permits and licenses
- monitoring private security training and activity.
When does it come into effect?
This decree-law comes into effect on 1 January 2011.