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DITSU tackle bike theft with An Garda Síochána

Posted: 28 June, 2017

Last week, Dublin Institute of Technology Students Union (DITSU) launched the Kevin Street Community Policing 'Bike Theft Prevention Initiative' in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council.

DIT students have fun in the sun with Garda Jeff White and Garda Conor Rynne while launching the Blue Bike scheme.

The initiative, which was developed in collaboration between An Garda Síochána and DIT students, aims to decrease the number of bikes stolen in Dublin 8 and to raise awareness on the correct locking and safe storage of bicycles.

Posters were produced with the assistance of Dublin City Council which will be distributed to a number of colleges, schools, business and community groups. During the launch, a 'Blue Bike' was locked on Aungier St showing members of the public the correct procedure to lock a bike securely.

Detective Inspector Paul Cleary, from Kevin Street Garda station, welcomed the new initiative, “This is a proactive crime prevention initiative to encourage members of the public to be aware of bike security and to always lock and secure bikes.”