AFTER the recent spate of break ins around the Cooley Area, members of the Cooley Community Alert undertook a leafleting drop at all the local churches.
Over 500 leaflets were distributed with the surplus being left into Greenore Co-Op and Barry’s Shop.
A spokesperson for the group said: “The aim of the leaflet drop was to make people aware of our new community alert texting system.
“Local Garda are doing all they can to tackle crime in the area and it is up to each and every one of us to help in any way we can’.
“It is therefore very important that if we see anything suspicious or anyone acting suspiciously in the area that we contact the Garda station at 042 9373102 or you can contact our texting system at 087 7068623,who will in turn contact the Garda’.
Anyone who would like to be added to the text system can text the word add to the above mobile number.
You can add your name to the message if you wish but it is not compulsory.
The way that the texting initiative works is broadly as follows:
The phone number of the local district 24 hour Garda Station will be located on all newly erected Community Alert signs.
Therefore all members of that geographic area are encouraged and supported in reporting any activity they deem to be of concern to them by using the phone number for the Gardaí on the signs.A proactive structure is agreed at Garda Superintendent Level that all calls received will be acted upon in a timely manner.
Should the phone call to the Garda District Station be of interest to An Garda Síochána, then they have the ability to contact the contracted Service Provider who can then send out a Text Alert to a number of Community Alert Groups.