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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Limericks first detective superintendent takes up his post

Limerick is to get its first detective superintendent in a bid to tackle serious crime.

Det Supt Jim Browne, a native of Mallow Co. Cork will oversee all detective units in the Limerick division when he takes up his new position tomorrow.

The Examiner,

The appointment of a detective superintendent in Limerick is seen as a major vote of confident by the Garda management in the force in the division.

The detective branch in the division now has a detective superintendent, two detective inspectors and seven detective sergeants.

Chief Supt Willie Keane, head of the Limerick Garda division said yesterday the appointment of Det Supt Browne will give a new impetus to the fight against serious crime in Limerick, given his experience having served as a detective sergeant and detective inspector.

He said: "This will impact on feud-related crime and crimes involving drugs. With his years of service in Limerick, he has a great knowledge of the city."

Chief Supt Keane continued: "This appointment is a very positive step. We have had on-going serious crime issues to deal with in the city and we have a very good level of expertise, which is borne out by very significant successes."

Det Supt Browne has been a member of the Gardai for more than 30 years and has served most of his career in the Limerick detective branch.

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