Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána
Chapter 7 - Management of Overtime Expenditure in An Garda Síochána

9:00 am

Mr. Drew Harris:

There may be a legislative problem that we will also need to address. Such technology would, however, make a significant contribution to crime prevention and detection. There is a pattern of crime gangs obtaining vehicles and not moving them for some months. They reappear some time later. The ANPR system can be programmed to identify those patterns also; therefore, it has significant benefits. It has to be targeted at where we think the most benefits will be reaped in crime prevention and detection.