Gardaí make a mark with Community Engagement Week

Gardaí visit Pallasgreen as part of National Community Engagement Week

GARDAÍ in Limerick had a very successful National Community Engagement Week, with members of the force getting out and about to meet people and give advice on personal safety and crime prevention.

A particularly big hit was the property marketing device, which was loaned to Gardaí for the week by Limerick City and County Council, with people bringing everything from bikes to cattle trailers to be marked.

Even Cappamore fire brigade got in on the act and asked to have their equipment marked.

“It makes it much easier to identify these items if they are stolen and to return them to the rightful owners,” Inspector Gearoid Thompson told the Limerick Post.

“The marker proved so popular last week that we have been given use of it again this week.”

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The week was dedicated to cementing relations between locals, businesspeople, and Gardaí, and there were several meetings on farm security, community alert schemes, and other means of making life difficult for criminals.

Another chance to have valuables marked will be offered in Bruff Church car park this Thursday (June 1) from 10am to 12pm.