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Public Order Offences.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 6 May 2009

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

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Finian McGrath

Ceist:

347 Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will support a matter (details supplied). [17533/09]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is in the Santry Garda District. Local Garda management is aware of difficulties being experienced by residents in the area as a result of anti-social behaviour and drug related activity. A member of the local Community Policing Unit is allocated to this area, and an active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is in place.

The area has been designated a public order hot-spot. It is subject, under the direction of local Garda management, to regular patrols by uniform and plain clothes personnel, including the Community Policing Unit and the Garda Mountain Bike Unit, supplemented as required by the District Detective and Drugs Units, the Divisional Crime Task Force and Traffic Corps personnel. Additional resources are deployed at weekends. 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.

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