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Public input sought to tackle transnational organised crime

The Garda Inspectorate has launched a consultation on transnational organised crime.

The Inspectorate is seeking views and experiences from the general public of how the Garda Síochána tackles transnational organised crime, both nationally and in local communities.

This relates to an ongoing inspection within which the Garda Inspectorate is examining the structures, strategies and processes the Garda Síochána have in place to disrupt and dismantle transnational organised crime.

Commenting on the launch of the consultation, Chief Inspector, Mark Toland said, “Individuals and communities across Ireland are affected by transnational organised crime which includes drug crime, human trafficking, people smuggling, labour exploitation, forced prostitution, cyber-crime, organised fraud and money laundering.

Explaining that the consultation has two parts, he continued, “The first is asking victims of or witnesses to transnational organised crime to share their experiences and their perception of how the problem is being tackled. The second is seeking views from individuals in state bodies, non-government and civil society organisations, victim and community support organisations and academia who may have engaged with the Garda Síochána in relation to tackling various transnational organised crime types”

Stressing the importance of obtaining a broad range of views and experiences, the Chief Inspector explained, “The information we receive through this consultation will help to inform the inspection and our subsequent report, so we would ask as many people as possible to complete it.”

The consultation can be accessed through links found on the Garda Inspectorate website at and on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  




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