Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (565)

Seán Kenny


565. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will confirm recent reports that the Garda Síochána community text alert scheme will be set up in the Garda R district; if so the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31739/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that a Text Alert crime prevention initiative is being developed under the auspices of An Garda Síochána, Muintir na Tíre, Neighbourhood Watch, the Irish Farmers Association and related stakeholders. I am further informed that the initiative is being piloted in a number of locations so as to inform the development of an overall text alert policy and that this process is an advanced stage. I expect that further details in this regard will be available from the Garda authorities in due course.