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Superintendents With Specific Portfolios To Be Appointed To Tackle Midlands Crime

Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council Frankie Keena pictured with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been outlining a new operational model in Westmeath today.

The Garda Commissioner says superintendents will be appointed with specific portfolios for tackling crime in the midlands.

Drew Harris has been outlining a new operational model for An Garda Síochána at a meeting of the Westmeath Joint Policing Committee today.

Under the new structure, each division will have a super whose remit will be focused on drugs, fraud and protective services.

It comes just weeks after 113,000 euro worth of drugs were seized during an operation in Athlone.

Commissioner Harris believes the added resources will enable them to combat crime most relevant to the public:

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