Knowing that your home, your street and your community is safe from crime is essential for every household and resident. That is why many people, talking to me at their homes, have asked for more Gardai, more visible community policing and why more initiatives and policing measures are needed to counteract anti-social behaviour and other types of crime.
As Chairman of the Dublin Central Policing Division, I have been working with local Gardai officers and senior management in An Garda Síochána to secure more investment in resources and personnel. New Garda vehicles have been provided over the last number of years. I can now also confirm, following my meeting with the Assistant Garda Commissioner, Pat Leahy, that 40 new GARDAI have been allocated to our area. Furthermore, Assistant Commissioner Leahy has committed to me that each of these 40 new GARDAI will be assigned to Community Policing. To discuss these developments and other issues, I have therefore organized a public meeting on Wednesday, March 28th @ 7.30pm in the Holy Family Parish Centre on Prussia Street.
This meeting will focus on:
– The allocation of these 40 new GARDAI across the North Inner City.
– Providing an update on the Small Areas Community Policing Initiative.
– Policing in your area.