COVID-19 CHANGING THE FACE OF CRIME IN CO MONAGHAN

19 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Assaults, burglaries and thefts falling but drug dealing and domestic violence rising during pandemic, JPC informed

Drugs offences and incidents of domestic violence had risen in Co Monaghan over the recent months of Covid- 19 countermeasures and restrictions, but assaults, burglaries and thefts had reduced in frequency, last week’s meeting of Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee was informed. Garda Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken in a report to the meeting outlined the formation of a new unit in the Cavan/Monaghan division to deal with domestic violence, sexual assaults and human trafficking.

The senior Garda officer called on the public to use the available confidential phone line to report drug crime to the force. He also spoke of the new Garda Armed Support Unit to be based in Cavan and gave an assurance that it was intended that the unit would serve Co Monaghan and the wider northern region as part of the Gardaí’s Brexit response and measures to curb violent and organised crime. At the outset of delivering his report, Chief Superintendent Glacken said he was…

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