Armed police officers will be among the specialist units deployed in Dublin as part of the capital’s €10 million overtime allocation, reports Breaking News.
The plan aims to “bolster high-visibility policing” in Dublin”, building on increased funding provided by Justice Minister Helen McEntee in the wake of the city’s high-profile attacks.
Details of the policing strategy have been announced by Angela Willis, deputy commissioner of gardaí for the Dublin metropolitan area, and include planned “days of high-impact operations”.
One-fifth of the allocation is intended to augment the deployment of the National Public Order Unit in cities.
The presence of uniformed Garda officers will also be increased by the Garda Air Support Unit, Mounted Unit, Canine Unit, Traffic Police Unit and Armed Response Unit.
Gardaí have announced that there will be highly visible patrols in and around the transport network and that Operation Citizen, which deals with street drug dealing, anti-social behavior and alcohol confiscation in the city, will be “enhanced”, reports Breaking News.
Ms McEntee said the extra funding would help gardaí officers ““build stronger, safer communities” and “ensure that the city is a safe place for all to live, work and visit”.
“While policing alone cannot solve many of the factors which contribute to criminality or people feeling unsafe, high visibility policing is crucial to providing reassurance for all who live in, work in or visit our capital city,” reports Breaking News.
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