Garda Commissioner Drew Harris says the new arrangements in An Garda Siochana will mean the force will be able to deal with issues arising from Brexit, which is a major concern in the north west border area.
Under new structures announced this morning, there will be a new Northwest garda region, which will largely combine the current north and west regions.
And there will be a new garda division that will combine Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal.
Regions are overseen by an assistant commissioner, divisions by a chief superintendent ands districts by a superintendent.
Commissioner Harris spoke about his preparations and plans for the border area:
And he emphatically denied that the new garda set-up will lead to a reduction in the provision of police services in rural areas.
He says the aim is to slash bureaucracy so as to provide more front-line and community policing.