Local Gardaí together with input from Wicklow IFA have launched a new rural liaison initiative. The initiative is the result of ongoing engagement between the IFA and Gardaí in Wicklow following incidents of rural crime in the county. The aim of the initiative is to build personal links between rural communities and the local Gardaí.
Detective Sergeant Barry Turner has appointed three rural liaison officers, one for each district in the county. These officers will be the point of regular contact for all IFA members and local communities.
Speaking at the launch, IFA’s Wicklow Chairman Chris Hill said, “The IFA has been proactive in the fight against rural crime but, as we have said many times, this needs to be a combined effort. This initiative is all about working together so that we can better tackle this scourge.”
“I’d like to thank Detective Sergeant Turner for his commitment to getting this pilot up and running and we look forward to building strong, open lines of communication between our members and the nominated liaison officers” said Chris Hill.