Last week, the Policing Authority launched a new public consultation to seek the public’s view on what policing issues should be prioritised by An Garda Siochana.
The consultation, which is open to all, will be carried out using a new, online tool. The Policing Authority hopes that individuals from a broad and diverse cross-section of society will take the opportunity to give their views on how policing resources may be allocated. The Policing Priorities are determined annually by the Authority and set out the areas of policing that it believes the Garda Síochána should focus its attention, time, and resources on, in any given year.
Undertaking this consultation means that the Policing Authority will enable the public support it set the future policing priorities for An Garda Síochána in consultation with the Garda Commissioner.
It is so important that communities and individuals have an opportunity to input into the development of the priorities. As the Chairman of the Policing Authority said recently, we cannot assume the Gardaí know what our collective priorities nor can we be certain our particular views or opinions will align with those of the Garda Síochána as to what policing best delivers a sense of safety and security in our community.
The more voices and opinions that are heard the better and the wider the engagement in this process, the stronger it will be in ensuring that the policing priorities for An Garda Síochána are based on the needs and wishes of local communities.
To take part and to #HAVEYOURSAY, log on to http://www.policingauthority.ie before the consultation ends on May 31st next.
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