GARDAÍ in Schull recently invited a number of victims of crime to the station where a coffee morning was held.
The morning was aimed at having the opportunity to speak to the victims and to see how they are coping after the dramatic experience that they encountered.
Sgt James O Donovan welcomed them, saying that it was important to meet with recent crime victims and to see how the experience has affected them, and to relay any concerns that they may have.
Garda Jonathan McCarthy spoke to them in relation to the ‘Beat the Burglar’ pack that is available to victims of crime in the Mizen area.
This locally-sponsored pack contains such items as door chains, plug-in timers for lights, window and door alarms, and a household property marking kit.
Garda McCarthy also addressed the issue of bogus callers and identified new technology that is available to help in the prevention of nuisance phone calls.
The division’s crime prevention officer Sgt Ian O’Callaghan highlighted that there are numerous phone scams currently in operation at the moment and it is important that everyone is aware of these.
Sgt O’Callaghan spoke about general crime prevention and highlighted the importance of utilising the garda security checklist for property.