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Meeting on future of policing to be held in Donegal next week

Commission on the Future of Policing seeking submissions

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Meeting on future of policing to be held in Donegal next week

The Commission on the Future of Policing will host an open evening for people in Donegal next week.

Members of the public, local community groups and interested stakeholders with views on the future of policing have been invited to attend.  

The open evening will take place in Letterkenny Public Services Centre on Neil T Blaney Road next Thursday, January 11th between 6pm and 8pm .

The open evening is an opportunity for members of the public to drop in and meet with commission members in an informal setting to discuss the future of policing.

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established by Government in May 2017 to develop a blueprint for policing in Ireland into the future.

The commission is tasked with undertaking an independent, comprehensive examination of all aspects of policing in Ireland, including all functions currently carried out by An Garda Síochána, as well as the full range of oversight bodies.

The chairperson of the commission, Kathleen O’Toole said: “I’m delighted that the commission will be in Donegal as part of our nationwide meet and greet programme on our important work. Consultation is central to informing the commission’s work and we are eager to hear the views of the people across the county, in Letterkenny and beyond. As we work towards a blueprint for policing in Ireland it is essential that we hear directly from the very communities that a police service seeks to serve and protect.

“Through these public meetings and our call for submissions, the commission wants to stimulate a genuine national conversation on the future of policing in Ireland – so we would encourage everyone with an interest in the issue to come to our open evening in Letterkenny, and send us their views and opinions. All of these perspectives will help to inform our work.”

Members of the public are invited to make submissions online at policereform .ie before the deadline of January 31st 2018.