Anticrime initiative launch

Dundalk business’s and local garda will formally launch the towns new anti crime scheme “Town Watch” on Thursday 18th October in the Town Hall.


This is a joint initiative developed by An Garda Siochána, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and TCCM and Its principal aim is to link public and private sectors with local Community Policing to reduce theft from shops and promote excellence in crime prevention.  This new initiative will encourage participants to report theft and other offences to Gardai in a way which will allow for the best allocation of resources.

Speaking at Dundalk Garda Station Superintendent Gerry Curley said; “Crime prevention is everybody’s business and it is widely recognised that a multi-agency approach is the way forward for dealing with crime issues affecting the community.  A priority for Community Gardai is to assist the community in crime prevention and detection by promoting initiatives such as ‘Town Watch’. Today’s launch builds on the success of the existing good relationship built by the agencies involved”.

Long term advocate and member Harry Traynor from Marshes welcomed this important step and congratulated all involved for getting the project to this point. A formal part of BIDS and the TCCM operation, town watch will help to improve relationships and encourage all to work towards creating a more welcoming image encouraging families to enjoy the town’s benefits whilst discouraging those who wish to commit crime or act in an unsocial manner.

Sean Farrell Dundalk Town Watch Chairperson believes that the working partnership with Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, The TCCM Office Dundalk Garda and The local business community in an attempt to prevent, detect and ultimately reduce crime will continue to expand and its success will provide the tools to promote a safer, more secure and pleasant environment for both our own town’s people and visitors to Dundalk.

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