South Armagh Constable recognised at awards

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
South Armagh Local Policing Officer, Constable Mark McGarrity was recently recognised at the Justice in the Community Awards. Justice Awards - Ardglass Bike Club Mar 2016The Awards recognise individuals and teams, voluntary workers and staff working within community and statutory organisations across Northern Ireland. Constable McGarrity was highly commended for his outstanding contribution to policing and community engagement in the South Armagh area. His nomination read: “A community neighbourhood officer in the South Armagh area Mark McGarrity has continuously worked towards challenging structures and barriers in communities which were seriously impacted as a result of the conflict. “Mark is a man who is very determined to succeed and is described as a pillar of support by local youth organisations in his strive to gain and maintain the trust and friendships within youth services in an area which previously would not have welcomed police. “His efforts have enabled youth workers to engage with communities that have in turn enabled young people to access services. Cross community engagement programs and other citizen projects have occurred as a result of Mark’s determination to succeed. He is described as having changed the hearts and minds of people.”
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TCH Feb 2016 advertCon McGarrity received his award from Justice Minister David Ford. When asked for his recipe for success, he replied, “Never take no for an answer. Just keep plugging away.” Ardglass Bike Club were also in attendance at the Awards ceremony following a nomination from Down Neighbourhood Policing Team for their efforts in tackling antisocial behaviour involving motor vehicles and related road traffic offences. The Justice in the Community Awards were funded with money from the Assets Recovery Community Scheme.
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