At a time when many rural dwellers are concerned about the issues of rural policing it is important that we hear from those in charge of policing in County Cork about the issue. Do we have genuine reasons for concern following the closure of so many Garda Stations around the Country?
An Garda Siochána say that Community Policing aims to provide a dedicated, accessible and visible Garda service to communities
They say they want to establish effective engagement processes to meet the needs of local communities and provide feedback. They aim to use problem-solving initiatives, devised in partnership with communities and local agencies, to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, through targeted enforcement and crime prevention and reduction initiatives. They also want to engage in a community-focused approach to provide solutions that reduce the fear of crime and engage meaningfully with young people to develop and foster positive relationships with the goal of promoting personal and community safety.
Come along to Ballyphehane Community Centre on March 14th to hear
Chief Superintendent Tom Hayes speak on how this is being developed in County Cork.