‘Removal of South Armagh community police officers is scandalous’ – Mulgrew

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Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has described the removal of community police officers from South Armagh as ‘scandalous’. psni17“Myself and other Sinn Féin representatives have met several times over the last few months and protested vigorously at the removal of Community Policing in this area,” she said. “A huge amount of time and effort has been spent on developing relationships between communities, elected representatives and the PSNI and to throw all that away is madness. “As of the 28th of September there will be no community officers based in South Armagh and all resources will be centrally based in Newry. This is not good enough; it is another withdrawal of services from within South Armagh and has the potential to set policing and the building of relationship back decades. “In light of recent events, especially in the Bessbrook area, it is absolutely clear that our communities not only need but deserve their own dedicated officers. Mulgrew added, “I will be attending a policing meeting and along with my Sinn Féin colleagues will yet again express our concerns and demand that this decision is reviewed immediately.”

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1 Comment for “‘Removal of South Armagh community police officers is scandalous’ – Mulgrew”

  1. Ronnie Austin

    It’s a good thing to remove the state police from South Armagh. It should improve community relationships.

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