Eleven new garda recruits have been allocated to the Limerick division
THE head of the Limerick garda division has welcomed confirmation that eleven new recruits will be stationed in Limerick from early next month.
The newly attested probationer gardai were among 145 recruits who graduated from the training college in Templemore last week.
Six of the new gardai will be stationed at Henry Street garda station while five will be stationed at Roxboro Road garda station.
Welcoming the news, Chief Superintendent David Sheahan said he is looking forward to working with the new recruits when they take up their duties.
“Limerick is a good training hub for them to learn a lot of their skills. There is a very fertile policing environment for them to learn their skills in their formative years,” he said.
Chief Supt Sheahan said the allocation of 11 new gardai to the Limerick division will help offset the loss of ten members of the force who moved to the training college earlier this year.
“It is a positive development and it is a recognition of the number of people who we lost to the training college,” he said.
The chairman of the Joint Policing Committee, Cllr Sean Lynch, has also welcomed the impending arrival of the new gardai in Limerick.
“It’s brilliant, it’s absolutely fabulous. I’m delighted that with all our giving out and talking we have managed to secure 11 which balances out the ten that we lost to the college,” he said.
“It’s welcome and hopefully as it goes on we will get more,” he added.