Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007
Written Answers. - Crime Prevention.
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the steps he will take to combat bicycle theft in Dublin. [19990/07]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan:I am informed by the Garda authorities that Local Garda Management within the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) have a number of measures in place to combat the theft of pedal cycles in Dublin.
I am further informed that Garda patrols are regularly briefed on trends and the need to be vigilant of such crimes at the commencement of their tours of duty. Information bulletins containing profiles of suspects and trends for such crimes are also circulated by Garda criminal intelligence officers. In addition plain clothes Gardaí are placed on covert surveillance duties in areas of high prevalence of this type of crime. Garda Mountain Bike patrols are utilised in the vicinity of schools and other vulnerable areas with a view to detecting and deterring the theft of pedal cycles.
I understand that the Garda authorities offer crime prevention advice to members of the public. In addition focused presentations are made to students through the Garda Schools Programme and Campus Watch. Similar presentations are made by the Garda authorities to security personnel at shopping centres and similar vulnerable sites, such as park and ride facilities.
Dáil Éireann 638 Written Answers. Crime Prevention.