Garda Week Highlights Safety

Community safety initiatives that will bring palpable strategic benefits in the reduction of crime will be the focus next week.

That's according to the Garda Commissioner, Fachtna Murphy, who has designated the week as Garda Community Safety Week.

For An Garda Síochána, the delivery of concerted organisational Community Safety initiatives will bring palpable strategic benefits in Crime Reduction, Public re-assurance and confidence in our service.

"This Garda Community Safety Week Campaign also supports key Strategic Goals, contained in the Garda Síochána Corporate Strategy Plan 2007 - 2009," he explained.

The primary objective of this Garda Community Safety Week will be to remind and impress upon the wider public, the importance of being aware of how simple and yet effective, crime prevention can be in reducing the incidents of crime.

The main focus of the week will be in the following areas: burglary, theft from cars, theft from shops and bicycle theft.

The overall theme of the week is 'Older People in the Community' and is to focus on the positive contribution of older people in society and in particular through their involvement in the various community partnerships and crime prevention initiatives operated in partnership with An Garda Síochána.

While at the same time recognising that older people can be targeted by certain types of criminals however the impact of this can be reduced if crime prevention advice is taken on board.


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