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Gardaí Launch Farm Security Crime Prevention Booklet.

On 22nd September 2011, Deputy Commissioner Nacie Rice of An Garda Síochána, launched a ‘Farm Security’ Crime Prevention Booklet in Castlefinn, Co.Donegal. This Booklet was produced to assist, in preventing farm related crime and builds on the success of existing good crime prevention practices and positive Garda / Community partnerships throughout the country. It was originally developed in collaboration with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and this Launch coincided with the recent Garda Síochána Supporting Safer Communities Week 20-27th September 2011.

Farm Security is a priority for An Garda Síochána, particularly in the context of curbing increases in the commission of Metal Theft crimes around the country, which have unfortunately included the theft of items, such as farm machinery and farm gates. The Launch was attended by local Garda management, PSNI officers and members of the Donegal Branch of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). The presence of the PSNI was particularly significant in reflecting the positive ongoing collaboration between An Garda Síochána and the PSNI within the joint ‘Cross Border Policing Strategy’. At the Launch, members of the IFA and An Garda Siochána unveiled a new overt marking / identification system for items of farm machinery, tractors and quads etc. This unique marking initiative is intended to act as both, a crime prevention deterrent, and as a detection measure, enabling Gardaí to more easily trace items back to their owners. Crime Prevention is everybody’s business, and this Farm Security Booklet will support mutually beneficial endeavours in preventing, reducing and detecting Farm related crime.

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Michael O’Donn

Inspector Niall Featherstone Chief Crime Prevention Officer Garda Síochána National Crime Prevention Unit Harcourt Square, Dublin 2.

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