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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 3 Nov 1982

Vol. 338 No. 4

Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Community Policing.


asked the Minister for Justice if he intends to proceed with a system of community policing in urban areas as recommended in the discussion paper of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in view of the unprecedented crime levels being experienced at present in the greater Dublin area; if so, when he intends to take action to implement this policy; and, if not, the reason he considers it unnecessary to do so.

I am in consultation with the Garda Commissioner on this matter. I would however point out that the sponsors of the discussion paper have themselves acknowledged that implementation of their proposed system is not a realistic prospect in the immediate future as it requires Garda manpower resources beyond those at present available.