Louth County Cllr Edel Corrigan and Declan Murphy Louth Sinn Fein Constituency Manager, recently met with senior members of E Districts PSNI and Assistant Chief Constable, George Hamilton in regards to a number of issues, including Cross Border crime and communications between members of the PSNI and An Garda Síochána.
Cllr Corrigan Stated “Although there appears to be better communication between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána in a number of areas, more still needs to be done to tackle the issues of cross border crime such as car theft, house break ins, burglaries and there are a large number of issues around stolen farm plant and equipment”.
Cllr Corrigan said “Cross border crime needs to be tackled, and we appreciate this is difficult considering the lack of resources provided. All the more reason then, that An Garda Síochána and the PSNI should communicate, co-ordinate and work with the local communities North and South.”
Cllr Corrigan continued, “I would like to see both the PSNI and An Garda Síochána work together to share initiatives like local community policing plans, Community Restorative Justice Programmes and education programmes rolled out in some areas with youth, particularly around topics such as anti-social behaviour, bullying, criminal damage, e-safety, and the Be SMART Anti Rape Campaign.”