New Garda modernisation programme will ‘enable more gardai get out into communities’

The new ‘modernization’ programme will increase the presence of Gardai out in the community across the north west region.

That’s according to Sligo-based Superintendent Ray McMahon who is responsible for its rollout in the northern region.

He says Crime Prevention is central to the new five year plan which was announced by the Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan last week.


Superintendent McMahon is head of the Regional Transformation Office for the Northern region which is based at Sligo Garda Station.

He’s responsible for the introduction and roll-out of the Commissioner’s programme in the northern region which includes Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

He has told Ocean FM News that the main aim of this five year programme is crime prevention and to give the Gardai the technical resources to allow them to be out and about in the community.

It will also mean an increased traffic corps fleet in an effort to prevent crime.

Superintendent McMahon say in general it will improve on what they want to do better in the force like community policing: