Cyprus Mail

Extra police measures for Green Monday weekend

Police have announced road safety and crime prevention measures ahead of carnival parades over the weekend and for Green Monday.

These include increased police patrols on motorways and other roads when the carnival parades and around Troodos on Monday when people are expected to flock to the countryside.

Police will be on the lookout for serious offences such as speeding, drink driving and failure to use a seat belt.

On Sunday, between 11am and 1pm, a police helicopter will monitor motorway traffic.

“In addition, police have scheduled and will implement specific action plans focusing on crime prevention, particularly break-ins,” the police announcement said. There will also be patrols in urban and rural areas.

The public is urged to take measures to secure their homes and protect their property if leaving town “to avoid unpleasant surprises upon their return”.

The public is urged to be careful and to cooperate closely with police. In the event someone needs immediate assistance or becomes aware of anything suspicious, they should contact the citizens’ hotline at 1460 or call 112/199.

The public can also may receive information or contact police through its website ( or its Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus accounts.

In the case of serious incidents, relevant information and advice will be posted on the police application (


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