Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
John Curran (Minister of State, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Minister of State with special responsibility for Integration and Community, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Dublin Mid West, Fianna Fail)
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I am informed by the Garda authorities that the location referred to is in the Clontarf Garda Sub-District and that the location, which was visited by members of the local Community Policing Unit, appears to be an occupied private dwelling. While at present no complaints in respect of the location are the subject of Garda investigation, any such complaints received will be investigated.
A member of the Community Policing Unit is allocated to the area and is in regular contact with local residents. There is an active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the area.
The area is subject to regular patrols by uniform and plain clothes personnel, including the Community Policing Unit, the Garda Mountain Bike Unit and the District Detective and Drugs Units, supplemented by the Divisional Crime Task Force and Traffic Corps personnel.
Current policing policy in the area is predicated on the prevention of crime, including crimes of violence against persons and property, the prevention of public order offences and the maintenance of an environment conducive to the improvement of the quality of life of the residents. This strategy is, and will continue to be, central to the delivery of the policing service in this area.