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Permanent Superintedent Post Will Remain In Midlands Town

Fianna Fáil's Aengus O'Rourke sought confirmation at a meeting of Westmeath Joint Policing Committee today.

A midlands councillor says not having a permanent superintendent in Athlone would result in a dilution of authority in the town. 

Fianna Fáil's Aengus O'Rourke sought confirmation the post would not be moved from the area at a meeting of the Westmeath Joint Policing Committee today. 

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was outlining the new operational model for the force, which will see supers in each division focus on specific portfolios, such as crime and community engagement. 

Councillor O'Rourke is pleased the position will remain in place: 

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