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Monday, October 26, 2015

After two years of absence Greek Municipal Police Made a Comeback on the Streets of Athens

After two years of absence, the Municipal Police will formally return to patrolling the streets and neighborhoods of Athens, as of Monday October 26.

The Municipal Police will be tasked with verifying compliance and imposing fines related to traffic and parking regulations, illegal occupation of public spaces and disability ramps etc.

 Complaints and comments to the Municipal Police can be made via the 1595 telephone hotline and tep@cityofathens.gr.

The New Democracy-PASOK-DIMAR coalition government had abolished the municipal police units across Greece in the summer of 2013 to cut down on spending costs. However, in 2014 the same government adopted a law that called for the reinstatement of municipal police in certain cities including Athens. The Greek Council of State approved the plan on January 13, 2015.

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