Sligo/Leitrim chief super says Brexit will not impact on policing in the border region

The Chief Superintendent for the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division says Brexit will not impact the way the Gardai operate or police the border region.

Aidan Glacken says the force is conscious of the implications Brexit might have on the region and says they are continuing to work in close cooperation with their PSNI colleagues in Northern Ireland.

The issue of border policing was raised at today’s Joint Policing Committee at the Clayton Hotel in Sligo.

Chief Superintendent Glacken says the preparation work in terms of Brexit is on-going and they are continuing to liaise with the new garda cross border task force established in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.

Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin queried what plans were place for this region for policing along the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit at today’s meeting.

Deputy McLoughlin says people need reassurances that the gardai are prepared for all scenarios.