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[Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform] Minister Lenihan publishes Policing Priorities for 2008. (02 Nov 2007)

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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Brian Lenihan T.D., yesterday published the Policing Priorities for An Garda Síochána for 2008. The priorities, which the Garda Commissioner must take into account in preparing his policing plan for 2008, cover a range of issues in the following areas:

* gun crime, organised crime and drugs, To target gun crime, organised crime and drug trafficking, particularly through - the use, in particular, of specialist units and targeted operations such as Operation Anvil; - profiling, intelligence gathering and threat assessments in relation to individuals/groups involved in these categories of crime; - delivery on Garda actions and performances set out in the National Drugs Strategy; - the pursuit by the Criminal Assets Bureau of the proceeds of crime, including, through the presence of enhanced liaison arrangements between Garda Divisions and CAB, the assets of those engaged at any level in drug dealing; - enhanced activities by the Drugs Units and the Force focusing, in particular, on places throughout the country where the presence of drug dealing and the use of illicit drugs is likely. * terrorism, * road traffic law enforcement, * public order, * Joint Policing Committees, * deployment, * resources, * crime prevention and reduction, * illegal immigration, and * human trafficking.

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