Ultan Sherlock: Local presence can give communities a sense of security that is beyond price
Published 10/12/2012 | 17:00
WHEN Stepaside garda station first opened in 1932, it was an isolated rural area with a very small population of farmers and tradesmen.
A garda sergeant and two or three gardai were stationed there on a live-in basis.
Fast forward to 2012 and the population of Stepaside and its environs has exploded to 20,000.