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‘See Something Say Something’ Launched

Sep 29, 2023

On Friday 29th September an innovative ‘See Something Say Something’ confidential text alert service which will allow residents and visitors to Drogheda to instantly report incidents to Gardaí was launched in Drogheda. From 1st October 2023 members of the public can report anti-social or suspicious behaviour anonymously and for free by texting DROGHEDA to 50555. 

Originally developed in County Kerry the See Something Say Something system was listed as an action in the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan and is one of a suite of community engagement responses being delivered by An Garda Siochána and Drogheda Implementation Board partners, including the Ask for Angela initiative launched in December 2022.

Speaking at the launch Chief Superintendent McGovern of the Louth Monaghan Cavan Division said:

“Community safety is about people feeling safe in their community and connected to An Garda Siochána. See Something Say Something is a simple system that will allow people to report anti-social behaviour that is impacting them or their locality confidentially to us.

While this system does not and should not replace dialling 999 or 112 in the event of an emergency or urgent response it is a tool to allow us hear directly from the community and help ensure Drogheda is a safe place for people to live, work and visit.

The team in Drogheda Division have been working hard, with support from An Garda Siochána national office and Drogheda Implementation Board, to secure this service for this town and I am delighted to be launching it here today.”

Also speaking at the launch, Michael Keogh, Chair of Drogheda Implementation Board stated:

“See Something Say Something is an identified action in the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan and has been a priority for Drogheda Implementation Board. It will assist the community of Drogheda in feeling connected to An Garda Siochána and empowered to report issues that they see in their area. I commend Chief Superintendent McGovern, Superintendent Watters and their team in Drogheda for continuing to bring community engagement initiatives such as this to fruition in Drogheda.”

See Something Say Something is not a system for reporting incidences that require immediate and urgent response by An Garda Siochána, however it is a simple and effective way to report issues that are effecting you and your area. Members of the public are advised when texting 50555 that they must text DROGHEDA first and then should give clear details in the text – such as specific location and the nature of the issue. An Garda Siochána will review the details shared and take an appropriate response based on this.

Closing the launch event Superintendent Watters said:

“We are asking people in Drogheda when they see something, to say something, by texting DROGHEDA and the incident details to 50555.  Don’t assume someone else will report it, take out your phone, describe what you have seen and text the details, for free, to 50555, we want to hear from you.”

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