Police and Safety in Krakow


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Krakow is very safe city and because of compact Old Town easy to protect. Most of the area in Old Town including Main Market Square is monitored 24/7 by city surveillance cameras which have a major impact on safety level of the city centre.

It is still wise to stay cautions in the tourist centre and even more cautions while staying outside the Old Town area, but generally Krakow can be classified as a very safe city. 
Police officers always wear uniforms and move by navy-blue and white cars with sign “Policja” across the doors. Road patrols can stop and check cars to check their conditions and if drivers are sober. Penalties for drink driving in Poland are very high. Permitted amount of alcohol is blood is up to 0,2 mg/ml. If you need to contact Police, best method would be to visit police station called in Polish “Komisariat”. If you have any need of emergency service, here are some most important numbers:
-Ambulance and EMS: 999 -Fire Brigade: 998 -Police: 997 -City Guards: 986 -Roadside Assistance: 981

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