first_imgA total of one hundred Garda stations, including five in Co Donegal, will close in 2013, the Garda Press office has confirmed.The stations to close in the county include Brockagh, Glencolmcille, Malin, Annagry and Churchill.In a  statement released this morning, Garda management say the closure of the stations will be on a phased basis with the stations included in the first phase closing on the 31st January 2013. The Garda District and Station Consolidation programme is one of the current strategic organisation development programmes being undertaken by An Garda Siochana, and seeks to build on the efficiencies that have been achieved to date.The Garda District and Station Consolidation Programme provides for effectiveness and efficiencies through a programme of restructuring and reconfiguration of our service delivery methods, concomitant with changes to work practices within the new rostering arrangements already introduced.The revised structures will continue to support our community policing philosophy through the clustering of services at policing hubs. The centralisation of services will facilitate the introduction of an enhanced grid patrolling system that will be operational and intelligence led.Gardai say this patrol system will ensure that a high visibility and community oriented policing service continues to be delivered throughout the country and will yield the following benefits: # Increased Garda visibility and patrol hours# Increased mobility and flexibility within an area resulting in an improved policing service to the public.# Enhanced co-ordination of Garda activity resulting in a greater visibility and presence in the communities.# More effective use of limited resources across a wider area.# Continued Garda presence in communities. Details of the 95 Garda stations set to close on the 31st January 2013 and the Sub-Districts that will deliver the policing service to the area currently policed from these stations can be found on www.garda.ieCONFIRMED – FIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS AMONG 100 TO CLOSE IN 2013 was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AnnagryBrockaghChurchillclosuredonegalGarda staitonsGlencolmcilleMalinlast_img

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