Momentum is gathering for Roscrea’s first ever Business Watch seminar which will take place on Friday, October 16th at 7pm in the Racket Hall, Hotel, Roscrea.
As part of the seminar the local Gardaí in Roscrea together with Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce and RSU will also be launching the Roscrea Business Watch Initiative.
Admission is free on the evening so all are welcome to come along and enjoy what promises to be an event that will help both you and your business.
On the night a number of speakers will give presentations from the Garda Crime Prevention Unit and from the Garda National Bureau Of Fraud. These presentations will also feature Chief Superintendent Kehoe, and the local Garda Crime Prevention Officer. In addition the IFA will be represented on the night and they will be very much focused upon farm security.
In a large number of local and national security businesses will be present to showcase their products and services to the businesses of Roscrea. Speaking this week Brian King, Secretary Of Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce, praised the work of Business Watch Co-coordinator, Garda Michelle Murphy who has given so much time to an event that will provide all local businesses and farmers with crime prevention guidance to help protect their livelihood. In addition Brian said that Garda Murphy has done trojan work to establish a Business Watch Scheme in Roscrea which will prove to be a lasting legacy for the business community of the town and it’s surrounds. Brian also thanked Wayne and all at the Racket Hall Hotel for their support. Michael Madden, the Treasurer of Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce echoed similar sentiments while the Chamber President, Seamus Browne encouraged all local businesses to attend the event in Racket Hall on October 16th. Derek Russell from RSU said the Business Watch Initiative is most welcome as is the event on the 16th of October and he encouraged all local business to attend.
Business Watch itself is crime prevention programme designed by An Garda Síochána. It is founded on the same principles as Neighbourhood Watch, that is the practice of both the Gardaí and the community coming together to prevent and reduce crime. The only difference being that this time the community which this scheme targets, is the business community. The scheme starts from the basic premise that you and your neighbours in business can play a vital role in the fight to prevent the massive losses to the business community and society caused by crime. Business Watch provides a framework within which the business community can join together and be instrumental in preventing crime in their own community. Through awareness, observation and commitment to action, people at work become extra “eyes and ears” of the Gardaí and will act as “watchman” to their own and their neighbours premises.
Garda Michelle Murphy who has spearheaded the Business Watch Initiative at a number of locations around the country said that everywhere this scheme has been implemented it has proved to be a great success. Garda Murphy said that with the support of local business, Roscrea should be no different. Like the Chamber and RSU, Garda Murphy encouraged all the local businesses to attend this showcase event in the Racket Hall on October 16th.
Garda Michelle Murphy, Michael Madden (Roscrea Chamber), Brian King (Roscrea Chamber), Derek Russell (Roscrea Stands Up), Stephen Russell (Roscrea Stands Up ), Inspector Oliver Henry and Garda Grainne Tully.