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Full press release and Public Attitudes Survey for Q1 2017 in English and Irish ...

An Garda Síochána’s Public Attitudes Survey for Quarter 1 2017

An Garda Síochána’s Public Attitudes Survey for Q1 2017 has shown a fall over the last year in the number of people who said they were victims of crime, improved satisfaction among victims who reported their crime to Gardaí, and a reduction in the fear of crime.

It also found that 92% of people had mid to high trust in An Garda Síochána in the quarter, and perceptions of the effectiveness and capability of the Garda organisation had improved since the same period a year ago.


Full press release and Public Attitudes Survey for Q1 2017 in English and Irish ...
Further advice ...

An Garda Síochána Advice on Motor Insurance Scam

Ghost Broking is a term given to two possible types of fraud relating to false Insurance documents.  

There are two ways to obtain a valid Certificate of Motor Insurance:

1. By purchasing one directly from a reputable Insurance Company that is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

2. By purchasing one from an Insurance Broker otherwise known as an Insurance Intermediary that is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


Further advice ...
Full press releaase and Golden Rules leaflet ...

Consumers urged to #buysafepaysafe

Gardaí from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau have teamed up with the retail industry in a bid to combat the growing problem of ‘Card Not Present’ (CNP) fraud.

Golden Rules:
Buy from trusted sources. 
Control the recurring charges.
Use credit cards when purchasing things online.
Make sure the data transfer is appropriately protected.
If you are not buying a specific product or service, don’t submit your card details.
Don’t send money to anyone you don’t know. 
Never send your card number, PIN or any other card information to anyone by email.
Avoid doing your online shopping at sites that don’t use full authentication (verified by Visa/Mastercard/Secure Code).
Never send your card details in an unencrypted email.

Full press releaase and Golden Rules leaflet ...
Full traffic details for Aviva Stadium ...

Manchester United V Sampdoria on the 2/8/17 at the Aviva Stadium

            Manchester United V Sampdoria -Kick off at 7.45
            
Patrons are requested to be aware that the Aviva Stadium is located in a residential area and are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium.

The Garda Mapping Section have provided a map to the Aviva event

All patrons should choose their route carefully based on the colour coded entry routes outlined on their tickets so as to avoid delay


Full traffic details for Aviva Stadium ...
Further details, link to Video and National Contact Details for ELO Officers ...

Garda Racial, Intercultural & Diversity Office

Sergeant Dave McInerney from the Garda Bureau of Community, Diversity and Integration talked to Crimecall about the benefits of constant community engagement with Minority groups in Ireland.

Minority groups are people who are perceived as different from the majority of the population, such as a black person, a member of the travelling or LGBT community, or a Muslim, their difference makes them vulnerable and that in turn can lead to crime being committed against them.

Further details, link to Video and National Contact Details for ELO Officers ...
Further details, list of defensive plants and leaflets ….

Burglars Increasingly Target Open Doors and Windows During Summer Months

Homeowners are being advised to lock up over the summer months as new figures from An Garda Síochána show that almost one in every four break-ins from June to August results from an unsecured door or window.

Theft of gardening equipment rises by 23% in summer, new figures say.

Don’t post your holiday pics on social media while you are away


Further details, list of defensive plants and leaflets ….
Further details ...

18% increase in arrests for driving under the influence in 2017

The data also shows that 55% of all fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol were male driver/motorcyclist deaths.

• April 2017 saw more arrests for driving while impaired than in any single month since 2012

• International experts on drink driving speak at Road Safety Authority International Road Safety Conference


Further details ...
The guides are available here in Irish and English ...

An Garda Síochána Launch Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Phone Line

An Garda Síochána has today launched a dedicated phone line for the reporting of child sexual abuse. The phone line number is 1800 555 222.

This confidential freephone line will be manned on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This is a freephone number meaning that there will be no cost to callers from calling this number. 

An Garda Síochána encourages victims of child sexual abuse to report any such incident at the earliest opportunity including those incidents of an historical nature.

In conjunction with the launch of the phone line, An Garda Síochána has also published a guide on the options available to people wishing to report child sexual abuse and sexual crime.


The guides are available here in Irish and English ...
Further details, Executive summary and Section 12 ….

Audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of Section 12 the Child Care Act, 1991.

Following recommendations contained in the Ombudsman’s for Children’s Report into the removal of two Roma children from their families by An Garda Síochána, known as the Logan Report, the Garda Commissioner engaged the services Professor Geoffrey Shannon to conduct an independent audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991.

Professor Shannon is a leading authority in Child and Family Law. He is Deputy Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Law at the Law Society of Ireland and has held a variety of roles including Chairman of the Adoption Authority of Ireland. In 2006 he was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection and continues in that role to date.

Further details, Executive summary and Section 12 ….
Further details, map and link available here ...

Dublin City Council extend the 30 km/hr speed

The second phase expansion of the 30km/hr speed limit will be extended to the following areas:

Sandymount, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Raheny, Artane, Donaghmede, Drumcondra, Glasnevin & Phibsborough.

The expansion will come into effect from midnight Tuesday 30th May 2017.


Further details, map and link available here ...
Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...

External Emergency Plans

An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and Local Authorities (Fire Services) are each required under legislation to prepare Plans to deal with the emergency response to major accidents at designated sites.

Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...
Garda Vetting Statistics Monthly Breakdown ...

Garda Vetting Statistics

There are no backlogs in relation to Garda Vetting.

9,436 applications completed week ending 21/5/17
180,904 completed in 2017

9% more Garda Vetting applications completed in April 2017 than April 2016.

Over 150,000 Garda Vetting applications completed compared to 115,000 at the same stage last year.

Turnaround times for online eVetting applications is 5 working days from date of receipt in the National Vetting Bureau.

Turnaround times for paper applications is 20 working days from date of receipt in the National Vetting Bureau.

Currently 97% of applications are being processed within these timeframes with the other 3% awaiting further information to allow the applications to be completed.

Further information in relation to the National Vetting Bureau can be found here


Garda Vetting Statistics Monthly Breakdown ...
Further details and Full press releases ...

Issues identified in May 2016 in relation to the operation of the Fixed Charge Processing System

An Garda Síochána is now initiating a process to appeal these cases on behalf of those affected/ dedicated team established

  ~ All persons affected will be notified by post 
  ~ All fines will be re-imbursed and penalties removed
  ~ Public to do nothing until they hear from us – letters to issue between 3-14 April for those affected

An Garda Síochána wish to apologise for inconvenience caused.

Email address FCN.Helpline@garda.ie 


Further details and Full press releases ...

Longitude Festival 2017 - Lost property

Any lost property from longitude 2017 please email tallaght.property@garda.ie with a description of the item & contact details.

The Longitude Festival 2017 took place in Marlay Park between the 14th and 16th July 2017.

Further details ….

'Phishing' Warning - emails

An Garda Siochana have become aware of a number of incidents where members of the public have been requested on line  to provide their personal and banking details. These are attempts to defraud people and we again urge the public to protect their personal and bank details, once obtained fraudster can access your funds.
Further details ….
Further information is available here ...

Police across Europe issue warning about the online coercion and extortion of children

Often referred to as ‘sextortion’ or ‘webcam blackmailing’, the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported. 

In a report released today by Europol, it is revealed that victims as young as 7 years old are being targeted online.


Further information is available here ...
The Protected Disclosures Policy and PD1 Form is available here ...

Protected Disclosures Policy

The Garda Commissioner Nóirín ÓSullivan has published the Protected Disclosures Policy.

Any member of An Garda Síochána who raises issues will be fully supported. Each and every Garda member must know they have the right and responsibility to raise their concerns and be confident that they will be listened to and addressed.

In recent weeks, a Protected Disclosures Manager has been appointed and An Garda Síochána have begun establishing a dedicated team who will be appropriately trained to oversee all matters related to protected disclosures.

In addition, we are working with external experts in this area such as Transparency Ireland to help us create an environment to ensure people speaking up are supported and protected in An Garda Síochána.


The Protected Disclosures Policy and PD1 Form is available here ...
Further information ...

Renewed Information Appeal - Murder of Pat Heeran

Gardaí at Carrick on Shannon Garda Station are renewing their appeal to the public for information in relation to the murder of Pat Heeran who was last seen in Mohill, Co Leitrim at 4.20pm on the 3rd October, 2011.

 


Further information ...
Further information and survey in Irish and English ...

An Garda Síochána Public Attitudes Survey 2016

Almost 9 in 10 people have a high to medium level of trust in An Garda Síochána, but perceptions of the effectiveness and capability of the organisation have decreased slightly. 

That’s according to the Garda’s Public Attitudes Survey 2016 which is published today. It identified a 2% increase in the number of respondents reporting ‘mid’ to ‘high’ levels of trust in the Garda from 86% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.

The nationally representative survey contains views of 6,000 people and measures changes in public sentiment towards An Garda Síochána from 2015 to 2016. The survey is conducted quarterly by Amárach Research on behalf of An Garda Síochána with a nationally representative sample of 1,500 people per quarter.


Further information and survey in Irish and English ...
Further information, videos and leaflets ...

Acquisition of goAML by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) - Monday 12th June 2017

FIU Ireland will be acquiring a new IT software solution, called goAML on Monday, 12th June 2017.  This is an IT software solution specifically designed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for use by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) throughout the world.  To date, approximately thirty FIUs around the world use goAML, with many more in the process of acquiring it. 

Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) pursuant to Section 42 Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 were received by the FIU and Office of the Revenue Commissioners in paper format.  The goAML system will allow reporting entities to submit STRs electronically to the FIU either as (1) web reports via a secure website or (2) uploading XML Files – see the attached goAML User Guide.

Further information, videos and leaflets ...
Full press release ….

Average Speed Camera Enforcement Dublin Port Tunnel from 1/6/17

The average speed camera enforcement system monitors a driver’s average speed while driving through the Dublin Tunnel and if a driver is above the 80 km/h speed limit the driver will be in violation and enforcement penalties will apply.

Once the average speed camera enforcement system determines that a vehicle has exceeded the speed limit, it will automatically create a record of the violation which will then be transmitted to An Garda Síochána for their action.

Full press release ….
Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...

Victim Information Leaflet

If you have been a victim of crime, we have prepared a Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) that will provide you with some relevant information that can help you access your entitlements as set out in the EU Directive 2012/29/EU which establishes the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection for victims of crime.

You do not need to formally report your crime to An Garda Síochána to access the free services at victim support services

The leaflet contains information about entitlements to access victim support, legal aid, compensation, interpretation, and witness expenses. You can use any of the contact details which are listed in the Victim Information Leaflet or if you require further information please contact your local Garda Victim Service Office


Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...

Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession

Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc.

If you are the owner of any of this property, please use contact details as outlined with the photo of the property

Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession

Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered


Poster and further information is available here ...

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To see countrywide events that are happening in your area or that you may wish to follow: 


Poster and further information is available here ...

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26/07/2017 Garda Public Attitudes Survey for Q1 2017 Shows Reduction in Number of People Who Said They Were Victims of Crime, Decrease in Fear of Crime and High Level of Trust
24/07/2017 Gardaí have seized a firearm along with ammunition and arrested a man during an operation in Convoy, Donegal on 23/7/2017.
24/07/2017 Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following two car collision in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow on the 23/7/2017.