New Garda Community Policing Unit for Balbriggan

January 25, 2018 0

Cllr Tony Murphy welcomes the announcement of a new community Garda unit for Balbriggan. This news was delivered by Garda Sergeant Niall Phelan at the recent Balbriggan liaison committee meeting. The unit will comprise of 5 community officers, two female officers and three male officers and one Sergeant. This is fantastic news for the community of Balbriggan says Murphy.

garda_stationRecent issues with anti-social behaviour were compounded by the fact that there were not enough Gardaí always available to be deployed to minor incidents. I will be taking the opportunity to meet the new unit and to discuss issues that have presented to me by the public.

The removal of the community Gardaí, Garda Kate Daly Ní Bhroin and  Garda Dave Sheeran who worked as community officers for almost ten years has had a negative impact on the Balbriggan community says Murphy. 

I look forward to the deployment of this unit and I’m confident that the Balbriggan Community will see the value of this new resource immediately.