I Chaired the latest Joint Policing Committee on Monday 11th March.

Updates include;

CCTV; approved to have a request for 30 more City CCTV Cameras, to be sent for approval by Garda Commissioner.

Locations include;

  • Poleberry Walkway
  • Cork Road
  • St John’s Crescent
  • Airport Road
  • Bolton Street Car Park
  • Kilbarry Nature Park

 

Garda Report;

  • 7 NEW Gardai due to be stationed in Waterford
  • 40 incidents a day responded to
  • 7 arrests a day
  • 6 searches a day
  • 11 vehicles seized a week
  • Drink/Drug Drivers caught, up 29%
  • Drug Possession Arrests, up 54%
  • Theft Offences, down 19%
  • Theft vehicles, down 41%

 

A Worrying Trend!

The increase in Public Order Offences including, robbery from a person/individual, assault causing minor harm, theft from shops and serious traffic collisions, which will now be acted upon and highlighted for action by Gardai, for the rest of the year, as per the Policing Strategy.