Walking Security

Crime Prevention Tips:

An Garda Síochána have the following tips to help prevent crime when out walking in your community:

  • Don’t walk home alone at night.
  • Do avoid taking risky shortcuts. 
  • Do walk on footpaths in well lit areas.
  • Do walk facing the traffic on roads without footpaths.
  • Do try to vary your route if you regularly walk home.
  • Do avoid wearing earphones.
  • Don’t try and struggle for your bag if it is snatched, your safety is more important.
  • Do keep expensive property out of sight.


To reduce the likelihood of crime, especially mobile phone theft, the National Crime Prevention Unit give the following advice:

  • Do keep your mobile phone out of public view when out and about.
  • Do be streetwise and always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Don’t leave your mobile phone behind in an unattended vehicle.


You can make your mobile phone difficult to use if it’s stolen:

  • Do register your mobile phone with your service provider.
  • Do note the unique 15 digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. By pressing *#06# on your phone keypad the IMEI will appear on the screen.
  • Do enable the PIN security feature and keep your phone locked at all times.


If you are a victim of crime:

In the unfortunate event that you are a victim of crime or theft take the following action immediately:

  • Do seek help immediately.
  • Do contact your service provider if your mobile phone or wallet is stolen.
  • Do report the crime or theft to the Gardaí.


Further information:

If an immediate response is required simply:

Call: 999/112 or your local Garda Station 


Henry Street Garda Station

Henry Street, Limerick 

Call: 061 212 400

An Garda Síochána Website: garda.ie

District HQ: Henry Street

Call: 061 212416
District Officer: Superintendent Daniel Keane 


Roxboro Road Garda Station:

Roxboro Road, Limerick 

Call: 061 214 340

An Garda Síochána Website: garda.ie

District HQ: Roxboro Road
District HQ Tel: +353 61 214347
District Officer: Superintendent James Ryan


Mayorstone Park Garda Station:

Mayorstone Park, Limerick 

Call: 061 456 980 

An Garda Síochána Website: garda.ie

District HQ: Henry Street

District HQ Tel: +353 61 212416
District Officer: Superintendent Daniel Keane 


Divisional HQ:

Call: 061 212411
Divisional Officer: Chief Superintendent David Sheahan

District Detective Superintendent: James Brown


Community Policing:

Louise Dineen, Community Policing Co-ordinator 
Henry Street, Limerick 
Call: 061 433 538

Email: limerick_community_policing@garda.ie


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