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Tipperary Gardaí – Community Initiatives

GardaOur picture (on left) shows Garda John Hognett and Garda Annette Connolly, Thurles, visiting Littleton Primary School recently, with their dog ‘Harley’, latter representing the South Eastern Regional Dog Unit.

To the joy of the children present, ‘Harley’, under the strict and safe supervision of Garda John, gave a demonstration of how to keep riotous people under control at close quarters and how his dog can sniff out drugs and explosives.

Garda Annette spoke to the assembled children on the various daily necessary operations of An Garda Siochana in Tipperary and the need by children, in particular, to identify with Gardaí as their protector, advisor and friend, particularly in times of danger.

The police presence on the day was extremely well received by both the school’s students and their teachers and could be an initiative to be undertaken by other Primary Schools throughout the county.

Thurles Gardaí Reuniting Stolen Property With Rightful Owners

Efforts to reunite stolen and otherwise recovered property back with their rightful owners across the counties Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford and Waterford will get under way at Thurles Garda Station tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd February 2016, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Labelled as being a “South Eastern Regional Property Recovered Day”, members of the public are being invited to attend at Thurles Garda Station to view and identify items of property from across the South Eastern Garda Region.

Should any member of the public not be in a position to attend Thurles Garda Station on the 3rd February 2016, catalogues of the property will also be available to view at the Divisional Community Policing Seminar at St Patrick’s College Thurles at 7:00pm on the following day, February 4th 2016.

The public can also view all property by logging onto https://www.flickr.com/photos/gardasiochana/albums/72157662624868730 and viewing the items in Garda custody.

Keep in mind that if any member of the public has any knowledge regarding any of the item of property visible on this site or any information on other stolen or lost property they should contact their local Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111.

NOTE: 2016 Divisional Tipperary Policing Seminar

The 2016 Tipperary Divisional Community Seminar will take place at St Patrick’s College, Cathedral Street, Thurles, on next Thursday, February 4th, beginning at 7:00pm sharp.

An Garda Siochana in Tipperary are committed to maintaining their strong links with communities. Therefore this Seminar is intended to give clear insight on their strategic imperatives for the year ahead under the twin pillars of Crime Prevention and necessary Community Engagement. With people nationally complaining daily about rising crime levels, here is your opportunity “to light that single candle rather than to continuously curse the darkness”, so where at all possible the public are invited to attend this Seminar, which will be addressed by Chief Superintendent Mrs Catherine M. Kehoe.

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