An Garda Síochána’s Community Policing is a proactive, solution-based and community-driven form of policing.
Introduced in Ireland in November 1987, it has since been extended to cover most larger urban areas.
Community Policing occurs where Gardaí and members of the community and statutory and voluntary agencies work together to:
- Prevent crime
- Prevent anti-social behaviour
- Reduce the fear of crime
- Promote inter-agency problem solving
- Bring offenders to justice
- Improve the overall quality of life