CCTV concerns in Sligo to be discussed at next meeting of Joint Policing Committee.

The campaign for funding to provide CCTV on various routes in County Sligo continues despite advice from the county council that there are GDPR issues that need to be considered.


The move to have CCTV cameras on routes in the county — preferably upgraded to include night-time number plate recognition — has come in the aftermath of the attack of 73-year old west Sligo man Tom Niland of Skreen last January.


Following discussion about CCTV at the last meeting of Sligo County Council, the issue is now on the agenda for the next meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee in two weeks’ time, on March 25th.


The meeting will also hear an update on the text alert system as well as a Garda presentation on crime prevention and reduction.


Sligo Councillor Thomas Healy says CCTV on main routes and in various villages in the county should be linked to garda stations.


He also believes having the Gardaí involved with the system may help deal with GDPR issues.