With that in mind, I confirm that An Garda Síochána has commenced a consultation process in preparation for the development of the Garda Síochána Policing Plan 2018. This consultation process involves having a nationwide consultation where the Gardai reach out to as many service user groups as possible to obtain a wide and hopefully representative range of views on what areas members of the force should be focussing on next year.
Previous consultation processes largely concentrated on the development of a national policing plan. However, this year, An Garda Síochána is looking for our input to support not just the development of our national Policing Plan but our regional and local plans also.
Therefore, residents from Stoneybatter to Broadstone to Summerhill to East Wall now have an opportunity to forward any policing issues you think An Garda Síochána should be prioritising in 2018, in order to meet the needs of our community which they are proud to serve.
The Policing Plan 2018 comes within the framework of the Garda Síochána Strategy Statement 2016-2018. The consultation will thus be based around the key pillars of the strategy:
· National and International Security
· Confronting Crime
· Roads Policing
· Community Engagement and Public Safety
· Organisational Development and Capacity Improvement
More details on the strategy are provided below and the full document is available on the Garda website.
Your submission should be lodged in writing to the Divisional Community Policing Office, Store Street Garda Station, Dublin 1 and should be lodged before 7th August 2017.