September 22, 2021
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Taxi Text Alert: Kilkenny gardai join forces with local cab drivers

Kilkenny gardai have joined forces with local taxi drivers and the council as paret of a new anti-crime initiative.

The Taxi Text Alert scheme will be officially launched by Kilkenny County Council tomorrow and will involve up to 150 participants locally.

A local Garda source told KilkennyNow.ie the initiative aims “to enhance lines of communication between between members of our taxi community and An Garda Síochána”.

They added: “It will enable An Garda Síochána to more effectively communicate with taxi members for example, details of persons and vehicles sought in connection with crimes can be circulated in real time.

“It will also greatly assist An Garda Síochána in progressing investigation of crimes reported by taxi persons and others.

“The investigation of crime, this text alert scheme, among other things, will allow circulate valuable information to other text alert groups in an effort to solve crime and bring suspected offenders before the courts.

“Equally, taxi persons can be made aware of matters that may be of interest to them such as for example poor road conditions, perhaps severe frost or maybe road blockages at a particular location,” the spokesperson added.

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