On the 24th September 2013 the Garda Commissioner officially launched the Garda “Supporting Safer Communities Campaign” at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
Assistant Commissioner Nolan delivered a pre-corded Interview with Grainne Seoige on the aims and focus of this Campaign.
This is a ‘Community Safety’ Initiative which runs all of this week up until the 1st October. We hope to engage with our communities, through a number of Events aimed at Preventing Crime & Promoting Road Safety all across Ireland.
The Primary Focus during this Campaign will be in the following areas;
* High Visibility Policing
* Crime Prevention and Reduction
* Supporting the Victims of Crime, and
* Promoting Road Safety.
In this Campaign, we are placing a particularly strong emphasis on;
# Burglary Prevention
# Mobile Phone Theft Prevention, and
# Bicycle and Theft from Vehicles Prevention.
Around the country An Garda Síochána are taking part in a number of Community based ‘Activities’ which are primarily aimed at promoting Safer Communities for us all to live in. These Activities include;
~GARDA STATION OPEN DAYS…..
~LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTS OFFERING ‘CRIME PREVENTION’ ADVICE
~COMMUNITY PARTNER MEETINGS SUCH AS Neighbourhood Watch and Community Alert.
We encourage people to call to their Local Garda Station to find out what ‘Activities’ are happening in their local area.
We have developed excellent ‘Crime Prevention Advice’ Leaflets on these areas which will is available for the public to view on our Website – garda.ie