Issue Date: 29th July 2022
Gardaí are to engage in a special operation that will see them patrol the DART, Luas and eight inter-city rail routes to prevent and detect anti-social behaviour.
The second of two national Community Engagement and Rail Safety Partnership days of operation will take place on July 29 in partnership with Irish Rail (DART and InterCity rail) and Transdev Ireland (Luas). The focus is on pro engagement and a high level of visibility on the rail networks and at train stations nationwide.
The two primary elements of the operation are community engagement and rail safety, which will be achieved by high visibility public engagement and delivery of crime prevention advice.
High visibility patrolling will operate between the hours of 3pm and 11pm on each day within the Dublin Region (Connolly & Heuston Stations) and nationwide on eight intercity routes. Whilst local Crime Prevention Officers and Community Policing Gardaí will deliver crime prevention advice at community engagement/crime prevention stands at a number of stations from 3pm to 8pm.
The key objectives are:
- To ensure public safety by addressing anti-social behaviour • Protecting life and property
- To engage with the public and provide crime prevention advice
- To support Irish Rail and Transdev Ireland personnel in tackling these issues
- Vindicating the human rights of each individual
- Preventing crime, bringing criminals to justice, through the detection and investigating of crime, and improving rail safety.