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Garda Síochána Corporate Strategy 2007-2009

The current Garda Síochána Corporate Strategy (PDF, 1.06 MB) has a three-year lifespan and outlines the strategic goals to be fulfilled during this period. These overarching imperatives are incorporated into yearly targeted results driven Policing Plans. The Garda Síochána Corporate Strategy 2007-2009 is heavily influenced by the programme of reform and and modernisation necessitated by the Garda Síochána Act 2005.

The Strategy embodies a 'Community-Focused Policing' approach. This involves local-level community engagement and 'problem solving' policing, "empowering local communities and community policing teams to engage in joint community safety initiatives".

Regarding specific crime prevention initiatives covered in the Strategy, under the strategic objective 'to significantly reduce the incidence of crime and criminal behaviour' An Garda Síochána pledge to develop a national crime reduction and prevention strategy' and to 'utilise multi-disciplinary intelligence networks to enable early intervention and the prevention of crime'.




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