The Community Policing Unit at Castlerea Garda Station will hold an open day on Saturday, May 27th from 12 noon to 4pm. The event is based on a road safety initiative in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority. The RSA will have its shuttle bus and car simulator on display in the station yard.

The RSA will have its shuttle bus and car simulator on display in the station yard.  The RSA shuttle bus comprises of motorcycles and bicycle simulators that will be open to all visitors to use to increase people’s awareness of road safety.

The RSA will also have a ‘car simulator’ that will simulate what it is like to be involved in a real crash. This simulator is open to all over the age of 16.

There will be an opportunity for the general public to view the custody suite area of the garda station and to view how An Garda Síochána operates on a daily basis at Castlerea Garda Station. The National Garda Units including the Garda Mounted Unit will be on display together with the Regional Response Unit and Divisional Traffic Corps.

A group of probationer gardaí from the Roscommon/Longford Division will be in attendance and will offer advice and information to anyone wishing to consider a future career in An Garda Síochána, or who may be in the process of entering their application in the latest recruitment competition.

There will be ample opportunity for children to get photographs taken at the various displays.

The gardaí would encourage people of all ages to come and view the displays and to part take in the day. Parking will be provided at Castlerea Community School directly across from the Station.

This initiative has been organised under the direction fo Superintendent Seamus Boyle, district officer at Castlerea Garda Station. Superintendent Boyle is particularly cognisant of the important of good relations with the local community and views this as a valuable opportunity to promote and develop ties within the community.

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