CrimeCall is a monthly hour-long TV programme which airs on RTE One on Mondays at 9.35pm. It was first broadcast in September 2004 and has now completed its’ eleventh series.
The Garda Community Relations Bureau based at Harcourt Square, Dublin 2 has responsibility for CrimeCall. The main objective of the Garda Community Relations Bureau is to gain the support and confidence of the public. It also aims to provide a quality service to the community as a whole and the individual citizen. CrimeCall supports these aims and is therefore a most important part of the Community Relations remit. It also encourages the public to engage with An Garda Síochána in the prevention and solving of crime, which is a central aspect of the Policing Plan.
The Current series commenced on the 22nd September 2014 and recently concluded on June 22nd 2015. The programme received tremendous support from the public throughout the Year. The success of the programme has resulted in significant progress and new leads being developed on many of the cases featured of which there was 176.
The calls received has resulted in arrests being made, with files being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, and in some instance suspects charged and brought before the courts. During the current series there were 23 filmed reconstructions on location throughout every Garda region in the country. The cases covered include Murders, Sexual Assaults, Aggravated Burglaries, Missing Persons, Discoveries of human remains and Robberies. Some of the cases covered were historical and resulted in significant leads despite the passage of time.
In addition to serious crime, the programme includes special features on matters of public concern e.g. Road Safety and up to date Crime Prevention advice.
An Garda Síochána would like to thank the public for their support, without which, the programme would not be the success it is. The new series of CrimeCall is due to commence in September and An Garda Síochána look forward to your continued support and assistance.
Provisional Transmission dates for 2015 are –
• September 28th
• October 19th
• November 23rd
• December 21st
Dates for 2016 are to be announced.
Tel: 1800 40 50 60
Free Text: 50123
Chief Superintendent Karl Heller
Garda Community Relations Bureau