An Garda Síochána is pleased to collaborate with our key partners in diversity by providing as much support as possible to all individuals and communities, especially minorities and isolated persons during these challenging times. I wish to reaffirm the public commitment made by Deputy Commissioner John Twomey on behalf of An Garda Síochána to support the most vulnerable in our society, particularly our elderly. An Garda Síochána has always worked closely with our communities and we continue to do so in these extraordinary times.
We are very mindful of the needs of victims of crime, especially victims of hate crime, and we will continue to fully investigate all reports during these times. We are making continued progress on our commitments under the Garda Diversity & Integration Strategy 2019-2020 in areas such as improved recording of hate crime, improved response to hate crime and enhanced reporting facilities by way of initial online reporting and third-party referrals. We expect further announcements in that regard later this year.
We have developed bespoke Crime Prevention Advice for all persons during the current Covid-19 crisis to ensure all individuals are alert to bogus callers, online scams and home security. I attach the English language version of this Crime Prevention Leaflet which I hope you will all share, by whatever electronic/digital means possible, to reach as many communities, groups and individuals as possible. This advice is also available in eleven different languages on garda.ie/!3FXU8D.
The Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit can be contacted on 01-6663150 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We really appreciate your assistance and support in getting our message out to as many people as possible.
Kindest regards and stay safe,
Garda Community Engagement & Public Safety
Community Relations Bureau
Dublin 2 D02 H42
Garda Diversity & Integration Strategy 2019-2021