Gardaí in Letterkenny highlight the Defibrilator located outside the offices of Donegal Oil Company on Port Rd. as part of their Community Engagement Project
The Gardaí Headquarters in Letterkenny have recently set up a Community Engagement Project in Letterkenny. This Community Engagement Project aims to provide people in the area with their own dedicated community driven form of Policing. Gardaí and members of the community and statutory and voluntary agencies will work together to prevent crime, prevent anti-social behaviour, reduce the fear of crime and improve the overall quality of life for people in their own communities.
They aim to provide the people in areas with their own dedicated Garda, someone with whom they can discuss everyday occurrences and build up a strong and supportive personal relationship, help the residents by supporting initiatives such as Neighbourhood Watch and Community Alert.
Along with crime prevention initiatives, the Gardaí also want to highlight emergency services located around Letterkenny. Donegal Oil Company have erected a defibrillator outside their Head office at Port Rd., Letterkenny. It is the only one located along this very busy stretch
It came about from he efforts of eight ladies who took part in the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 2018, came to fruition when their charity fundraising raised money purchased this Defibrillator.
Garda Sandra Kilcoyne commented, “ The Port Rd. area of Letterkenny is busy at all times of the day with alot of Businesses located here as well as the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. It is the main entrance to the town and the Letterkenny Shopping Centre. Runners, walkers & cyclists use this stretch of the road at all times of the day & night. Hopefully it will never be needed but in the case that it is, they want people to know that it is there for anyone in the event of an emergency, we wanted to highlight to our local business and residential communities”.
Photo : Pictured outside the offices of Donegal Oil Company is Arthur McMahon, managing Director, Donegal Oil Company, Garda John Reynolds and Garda Ronan Morris, both stationed at Letterkenny Garda Station.