Police respond to Prague tourists's needs

A new unit of Prague police will focus on the needs of tourists, particularly in crime prevention but also in helping them get around.
Prague cops set up special unit for tourists - Czechnews - Aktuálně.cz The team will guard the main tourist vein cutting through the centre of Prague. At every moment from 10am till midnight, at least seven police officers will operate on a section connecting Wenceslas Square with the Prague Castle via Old Town Square and Charles Bridge.

Members of the team will focus on combating street crime, above all pickpockets and money exchange fraudsters who give the gullible tourists, for instance, Bulgarian levas instead of Czech crowns. A more intensive cooperation between the police and the city camera system operators should help as well. As soon as a camera detects a suspect, it will alarm the police and send them the spot.