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Thursday, 23rd November 2023

Garda talk on staying safe over Christmas a big success

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Peter James Nugent with members of the community policing unit of An Garda Síochána and the National Garda Diversity and Integration Unit at yesterday's crime prevention talk in Millmount.  Photo: Karen Smyth - All Sorts of Photography. 

The community policing unit of An Garda Síochána, in collaboration with the national Garda Diversity and Integration Unit, hosted a successful crime prevention talk yesterday at the Millmount Museum Martello Room.

The event, which was designed to help members of the public to stay safe during the Christmas period, was organised by Peter James Nugent, Independent candidate for Drogheda area and Louth/ Meath LGBTQ Support Manager.

The lunchtime event attracted a significant turnout from community members, eager to learn about crime prevention strategies and ensure their safety during the festive season.

The presence of representatives from the national Garda Diversity Unit, Lorin, Eimear, and Sudita, added an important perspective to the event, ensuring that the LGBTQIA community’s concerns were addressed, helped foster a sense of inclusivity and demonstrated An Garda Síochána’s commitment to serving all members of the community.

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The talk focused on various aspects of crime prevention, offering practical tips and advice to community members. Topics covered included home security, personal safety, online safety, and protection against theft and scams.

The attendees actively participated in the discussion, asking questions and sharing their own experiences, which created a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.

The speakers from An Garda Síochána demonstrated their expertise and deep understanding of crime prevention measures, providing valuable insights to the attendees. Their commitment to community safety was evident throughout the talk, as they stressed the importance of vigilance, communication, and reporting any suspicious activities.

Overall, the Crime Prevention talk was a resounding success. Attendees left the event equipped with valuable knowledge and practical tips to ensure their safety during the Christmas period.

The event not only served as an informative session but also provided an opportunity for community members to interact with the police officers and representatives from the national Garda Diversity Unit. This interaction helped build trust and strengthen the relationship between the police and the community, fostering a sense of security and cooperation.

The success of this event highlights the importance of ongoing community engagement initiatives in crime prevention. It is through such collaborative efforts that we can create safer and more inclusive communities for all. The organizers and participants alike are to be commended for their commitment to community safety and their active involvement in making this event a success.

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