- People should feel safe in their own homes. More support should be given to community alert groups being set up as neighbours sharing information will help in deterring crime.
- The announcement of the commencement of Garda recruitment is very welcome and more young people should be encouraged to partake in the safeguarding of communities nationwide.
- Support Clare Gardai in their policing priorities in the Clare Division Annual Policing Plan. In particular safer roads and safer homes and communities. Two important priorities in the plan:
- Targeted traffic enforcement to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads and to challenge dangerous road user behaviour.
- Active community engagement to develop appropriate policing strategies that meet the needs and priorities of communities.
- An Ennis and Clare Garda community text scheme has to be delivered. This will ensure that the public will be aware of suspicious activity in their area and can take steps to secure their home and belongings.
- Greater emphasis on facilitating the participation of the community and voluntary sectors on the Joint Policing Committees (JPCs). They aim to develop greater consultation, cooperation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Local Authorities and elected local representatives.All of the partners involved in JPCs have their own distinct perspective and inputs to offer.
- An Garda Síochána has adopted a proactive approach in developing and maintaining links with key stakeholders. It also provides Central Statistics Office and PULSE crime statistics and publishes a report.The JPC partners also have their own responsibilities in ensuring that society’s policing needs are effectively met and safe and secure communities maintained.