An Garda Síochána would like to thank the public for their support and assistance during 2012 and hope for continued support in 2013.
Crimecall is a monthly hour-long television programme which airs on RTE One on Tuesdays at 10.15pm. It was first aired in September 2004 and Crimecall has now completed its Eight Series and attracts an estimated audience of 405,540 per month.
The studio receives about 100 calls from members of the public during and after the programme. In some cases these calls identify a suspect in the investigation. In almost all cases they provide new avenues of investigation. The calls are passed on to the investigators in each case.
The programme provides an in-depth analysis of crime, including televised re-enactments geared towards maximising the public response. In addition to serious crime, the programme includes special features on matters of public concern e.g. road safety, drug abuse, missing persons and crime prevention advice.
The Community Relations & Community Policing Section, assisted by the Garda Press & Public Relations Office is responsible for Crimecall. The main objective of the Community Relations Unit is to gain the support and confidence of the public. It also aims to provide a quality service to the community as a whole and the individual citizen. Crimecall supports these aims and is therefore a most important part of the Community Relations remit. It also encourages the public to engage with An Garda Síochána in the prevention and solving of crime, which is a central aspect of the Policing Plan.
Crimecall Series 9 Transmission Dates are:
21st May 2013
18th June 2013
Tel: 1800 40 50 60
Free Text: 50308