Headford councillor, Andrew Reddington is concerned over the new Garda structures in county Galway and says the matter will be raised with the Commissioner next month.
Drew Harris is due to attend the Galway Joint Policing Committee (JPC) next month.
He has been invited by members of the committee, as there is growing concern among Galway county councillors over the significant reduction in Garda Superintendents in the county under new structures in Garda Management.
The county is to have just three, down from six Superintendents, with Connemara to be covered by a Superintendent in Ornamore under the new structures, and north Galway to be under a Superintendent in Ballinasloe.
Fine Gael councillor Reddington says with the number of burglaries in the south Mayo and north Galway areas, more gardai are needed on the beat in the region, but he says new recruits are generally being posted to city locations.
The councillor has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about why Galway JPC members are keen to outline their concerns directly to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris…