Clear and prompt communication is a great weapon in the fight against crime.
Through education, text messaging and circulars, Delvin Community Alert – in partnership with An Garda Siochanna – aims to help the people of Delvin protect their homes, businesses and their community against burglary, fraud and anti-social behaviour.
How It Works
We can ALL help to keep our community safe by being more aware of what is going on around us and reporting anything that doesn’t seem right.
Things to look out for…
– Unusual activity in your area
– Strangers on a neighbours property
– Unknown cars or vans patrolling
– Anti-social behaviour
– Damage to private or public property
-Concern about a neighbour’s welfare
What You Should Do…
Call 086 858 3049 in confidence and tell the Garda patrol about what you have seen. Give as much information as you can – descriptions of people and vehicles can make a big difference. And don’t worry – innocent people will NOT get in to trouble!
What You Should NOT Do…
Write it off or assume others will report it! Do not put off making the call – the sooner you call, the quicker a response can be issued.
REMEMBER – criminals work 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Your call really could help stop a crime from taking place and it could stop you from becoming their next victim.
“INSIGNIFICANT” DETAILS DO ADD UP
So you just saw a grey car acting suspiciously at 5pm in Lacora Glen but you don’t have a make or registration number – not worth reporting, right? WRONG!
You might have seen a grey car in Lacora Glen at 5pm but someone else might have caught a partial registration number when they were in Stoneyford Park earlier, someone else might have noted it was a Mazda and someone else noted it had three males on-board!
All these details DO add up and they DO help the gardai to create a picture of what has been going on. So please let the gardai determine what is significant and what isn’t.
IF IN DOUBT, REPORT IT!
- Bogus Traders/Callers
- Door Security Sheet
- Gardening & Landscaping
- Home Security Checklist
- Vehicle Security Tips
Help & Support
AdVic – Support for people bereaved by homicide. WEBSITE.
Amen – Support for male victims of domestic abuse and their children. WEBSITE.
CARI Children at Risk in Ireland – Support for children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse. WEBSITE.
CONNECT – Counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences. WEBSITE.
Court Support Services – Free and confidential support for prosecution witnesses and their families who have been called to court. WEBSITE.
Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA) – Supports those bereaved or injured by road collisions, and campaigns for justice, rights and recognition for road crash victims. WEBSITE.
One in Four – Support for victims of sexual abuse and/or sexual violence, and for their families and friends. WEBSITE.
Rape Crisis Network Ireland – Support for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. WEBSITE.
Support after Homicide – Free and confidential emotional support and practical information for people whose lives have been affected by homicide. WEBSITE.
Towards Healing – Provides telephone counselling and a counselling and support service for survivors of institutional, clerical and religious abuse, funded by the Catholic church. WEBSITE.
Women’s Aid – Support for women and children affected by domestic violence. WEBSITE.
Delvin Community Alert