Lock Up and Light Up this Winter
Since Operation Thor was launched on 2nd November 2015 domestic burglaries have fallen nationally by approximately 30%.
However as we approach the winter months householders need to be vigilant as traditionally burglaries rise in winter time.
* In winter, residential burglaries increase by 23%.
* Over 45% of residential burglaries in winter occur between 5pm and 11pm.
* In 19% of burglaries, entry is through an unsecured door or window.
* Jewellery and cash are the most common objects stolen during burglaries.
* The typical value stolen per incident in the last twelve months is €600.
* There were over 160 cases where car keys were “fished” through the letterbox in the past year.
* More incidents reported by an alarm activation were detected than not detected.
Whether you are at home or going out, remember to turn on some lights, use timer switches, lock all doors and windows, use an alarm, store keys away from windows and letter boxes and don’t store large amounts of cash or jewellery in the house.
Winter Burglary Prevention information leaflets ...
Lock Up Light Up.
Crime Prevention advice is available here
New Road Safety Ad Focuses On Devastation Caused By Drink-Driving
The message behind the ‘Crashed Lives’ campaign is that drink driving destroys lives, families and communities. As the festive season approaches, the RSA and An Garda Síochána have issued a stark warning to road-users about the consequences of drink-driving.
Earlier this year, the RSA’s Pre-Crash Report on Alcohol, which examined Garda forensic investigation files into fatal crashes between 2008 and 2012, showed that alcohol was a factor in 38% of all fatal collisions (driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist and cyclist), claiming the lives of 286 people. 29% of drivers and motorcyclists killed had consumed alcohol.
Further details ...
Retail Safety Day on 8th December 2016
The national ‘Retail Safety Day’, will focus on retail safety and security and coincides with the start of the busy festive shopping period.
The theme of the ‘Retail Safety Day’ is retail security and safety; providing retail security advice to businesses and practical crime prevention advice to the public on personal safety whilst shopping.
Further details and informations leaflets ...
Second national meeting of the ‘Strategic Retail Forum’ on the 17/11/16
The 2nd national meeting of the ‘Strategic Retail Forum’ (Theft from Shops) for 2016 was held at Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square on Thursday 17th November 2016.
The national ‘Strategic Retail Forum’ meets twice yearly to highlight the crime of Theft from Shops and share best practice by retailers and An Garda Síochána to prevent this crime.
Further details and informations leaflets ...
National Slow Down Day – 21/22 October 2016
An Garda Síochána conducted a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on Friday 21st October to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 22nd October 2016.
The objective was to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The aim of “Slow Down” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.
We have a few pictures, poems and names here
Further information and revised press release is available here ...
Protected Disclosures Policy
The Garda Commissioner Nóirín ÓSullivan has published the Protected Disclosures Policy.
Any member of An Garda Síochána who raises issues will be fully supported. Each and every Garda member must know they have the right and responsibility to raise their concerns and be confident that they will be listened to and addressed.
In recent weeks, a Protected Disclosures Manager has been appointed and An Garda Síochána have begun establishing a dedicated team who will be appropriately trained to oversee all matters related to protected disclosures.
In addition, we are working with external experts in this area such as Transparency Ireland to help us create an environment to ensure people speaking up are supported and protected in An Garda Síochána.
The Protected Disclosures Policy is available here ...
Victim Information Leaflet
If you have been a victim of crime, we have prepared a Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) that will provide you with some relevant information that can help you access your entitlements as set out in the EU Directive 2012/29/EU which establishes the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection for victims of crime.
You do not need to formally report your crime to An Garda Síochána to access the free services at victim support services
Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...
The leaflet contains information about entitlements to access victim support, legal aid, compensation, interpretation, and witness expenses. You can use any of the contact details which are listed in the Victim Information Leaflet or if you require further information please contact your local Garda Victim Service Office
An Garda Síochána Five Year Modernisation and Renewal Programme - New Garda Organisational Structure.
An Garda Síochána has published its five year programme to professionalise, modernise and renew the organisation to ensure it can meet present and future policing and security challenges.
Full Press Release, Booklet and New Garda Strategy Organisational Chart are available here ...
As part of the programme a new Garda Organisational Structure came into effect on the 1st of September 2016.
The changes in the plan have been prioritised to ensure the greatest community impact and provide the best supports for Garda members, staff and reserves to enable them to work efficiently and effectively in delivering the national policing and security service.
External Emergency Plans
An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and Local Authorities (Fire Services) are each required under legislation to prepare Plans to deal with the emergency response to major accidents at designated sites.
Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...
National Crime Victims Forum 2016
On the 21st November 2016, the Garda Commissioner addressed the 8th Garda National Crime Victims Forum being hosted by Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. The Forum is organised by the Garda Victim Liaison Office at Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2.
Further informations and link to Victims of Crime tab ...
Use Your Brain Not Your Fists
An Garda Síochána has appealed on the 12/9/16 to young males to think of the consequences for themselves and others of being involved in assaults as statistics show a rise in assaults in last number of years in line with the rise in the night-time economy.
Further Details...click here
Garda Youth Awards 2016
The Second Annual Clare Garda Division Youth Awards. The awards will be held on the 8th December 2016 at the Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare.
The first Wexford Garda Youth Awards will be presented at a ceremony at Wexford County Council Buildings, Carricklawn, Wexford in March 2017. Closing date for nominations is the 16/1/17
Further info and application forms ...
Government launches the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2016-2017 Information Campaign
Please make sure you are prepared for any trips in inclement weather, and bear in mind weather patterns may be localised. Plan ahead and drive safely. Useful sites include:
Also, keep an eye on your local authority's website for updates and advice.
Click through for press release and further advice ....
Persons attending at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) Office, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 for purpose of registrations
As of Thursday 15/09/2016, persons attending at the INIS office for registrations must have a prior appointment made. The current policy and procedures regarding registrations and renewals at INIS will cease on the 14/09/2016.
The new appointment management system regarding registrations and renewals at INIS will commence on the 15/09/2016 at 8am.
1. Postal Address: Registration Office, Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70.
2. Web address: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/registration
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc.
If you are the owner of any of this property, please use contact details as outlined with the photo of the property
Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession
Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered
To see countrywide events that are happening in your area or that you may wish to follow:
Poster and further information is available here ...
5km Santa Fun run in Templemore on 15th December 2016 poster is available here
First Garda Station Open Day at Bailieboro Garda Station on Saturday 17th December 2016