An Garda Síochána is seeking public feedback to help plan for the future.

Gardaí seek public feedback for future plans

Michael Olney

Gardaí in county Cork have outlined their policing plan for 2024 while seeking the views of the public in the development of a new collaborative strategy for 2025-2027.

At Monday’s Joint Policing Committee, members of An Garda Síochána presented a policing plan for 2024 which comprises five pillars: Community; Tackling Crime and Preventative Policing; Victims and the Vulnerable; Protecting the Security of the Irish State; and Sustainable Change and Innovation.

The pillars were established based on the findings of a stakeholder survey which found that the top five public concerns in 2024 are antisocial behaviour, drug sale and supply, road safety, fraud/cybercrime, and public order.

Respondents identified four key areas on which they would like gardaí to place particular focus in the year ahead: 64% said they would like to see more gardaí visibly patrolling their area; 33% said they would like increased enforcement around drug crimes; 28% want more focus on property crime; and 26% want focus on road safety to be increased.

For 2025-2027, gardaí confirmed that a strategy is currently being developed with the help of both the public and the Government.

Gardaí have asked the public to offer ideas as to how they can better collaborate in a proactive and inclusive way to enhance garda visibility and accessibility in communities across the county.

To submit a suggestion for the 2025-2027 Garda policing strategy, email