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, while talking to me at their homes, have asked for more Gardaí, 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 Garda officers and senior management in An Garda Siochana to secure more investment in resources and personnel. New Garda vehicles have been provided over the last number of years. In 2018, 81 new Gardaí were allocated to our area and started work in Store Street, Mountjoy and Bridewell Garda Stations. 18 new Sergeants took up duty in October 2018 and new Inspectors were appointed prior to Christmas. I can now also confirm, following my meeting with Assistant Garda Commissioner, Pat Leahy, that similar increases in Garda personnel will be made throughout 2019. Furthermore, the Assistant Commissioner has committed to me that each of these new GARDAI will be assigned to Community Policing.
I have therefore organised a public meeting on Wednesday, February 6th @ 7.30pm in the East Wall Youth Club (St. Mary’s) on Strangford Road.
This meeting will focus on:
• The allocation of these new GARDAI across East Wall & the North-East Inner City.
• Providing an update on the Small Areas Community Policing Initiative.
• Policing in your area.
I hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday evening next in the East Wall Youth Club from 7.30pm.
If you have any queries in relation to this or any other local matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.