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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Garda stations closing

Published 22/01/2013 | 15:41

THREE GARDA Stations in the county will close at the end of the month.

It was announced before Christmas that Aclare, Easkey and Cliffoney stations would shut.

January 31st has now been set as the final day these stations will be open.

Dromahair station will also close on that date.

A total of one hundred Garda stations will close in 2013 on a phased basis.

A Gardai spokesperson said the revised structures would continue to support its community policing philosophy through the clustering of services at policing hubs.

"The centralisation of services will facilitate the introduction of an enhanced grid patrolling system that will be operational and intelligence led.

"This patrol system will ensure that a high visibility and community oriented policing service continues to be delivered throughout the country."

The spokesperson added that the new policy woul yield the following benefits:

Increased Garda visibility and patrol hours.

Increased mobility and flexibility within an area resulting in an improved policing service to the public.

Enhanced co-ordination of Garda activity resulting in a greater visibility and presence in the communities.

More effective use of limited resources across a wider area.

Continued Garda presence in communities.

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