Slieve Gullion Neighbourhood Policing Teams work closely with the community to identify priorities. They regularly engage with residents and local representatives at meetings, on bike or foot patrols and through community meetings, public events, partnership initiatives and via social media.
By meeting local people and listening to their concerns, neighbourhood officers are able to tackle the issues that matter most including organised crime, drugs, plant theft and antisocial behaviour. Between May and December 2022 the teams took action to remove drugs from the local area seizing over £700,000 worth of Class A, Class B and Class C drugs. They recovered stolen property including excavators, horse boxes, lorry tractor units and a quad. The teams also worked closely with HM Revenue and Customs and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to dismantle a fuel laundering plant and remove dangerous toxic waste. These successes were made possible thanks to information from the local community and co-operation with partners.
Slieve Gullion Neighbourhood police officers are committed to taking action to keep the local community in south Armagh safe.