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Monday, November 27, 2006

New watch scheme allows residents to text Gardai

In a sign that residents are finally starting to stand up to anti-social behaviour, Thomandgate residents have today launched a new neighborhood watch scheme with the aid of Respond and the Gardai.

The residents of Distillery View have had enough of being terrorized in their own homes and have teamed up with local Gardai to launch the ‘first of its kind’ scheme.

For the first time, members of the scheme will be able to text Gardai when they see something happening in their area.

Sounds like a good idea.

From the Garda website,
Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention programme intended to enlist the active co-operation of the community in a locality by observing and reporting suspicious activities. In Neighbourhood Watch a community accepts a certain responsibility for crime in its own area. A partnership is established between Gardaí and the community, which is designed to prevent crime and to help create a better environment in which to live

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