Violent criminals in Waterford are no longer operating in the city with the freedom that they once enjoyed: that was the confident declaration made by Chief Superintendent Pat Walsh last week.
Addressing Waterford City Council’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC), Chief Supt Delaney said that Waterford Gardaí’s commitment to cracking down on hardened criminals couldn’t be doubted.
Responding to a query on resources from Fine Gael Senator Maurice Cummins, Chief Supt Delaney said that the resolve of local Gardaí to keep the city’s streets safe had never been greater.
“As the year goes on and resources inevitably become tighter, we will have to prioritise,” he conceded. “But the major criminals operating in this city will get absolutely no respite and our commitment to the community will remain our highest priority.”
Waterford Gardaí’s top brass have recently completed a draft of their policy plan through which they will plot their immediate future from a financial perspective.