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Planning permission for training college welcomed

9 January, 2013


Sinn Féin MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said that new training college for the Police and Fire Service will have huge economic benefits to the Mid Ulster area.

 Speaking today Mr. McGuinness said:

 “Todays announcement that full planning has been granted for the training complex is the culmination of a lot of hard work from myself along with other Executive colleagues and local representatives.

 “This college, which is already attracting the interest of other police and fire services has the potential to become a centre of excellence in setting the highest standards in both the fire and policing service.

 “Not only is there the potential for establishing a world class training facility but there is also the possibility for increased economic activity right across the Mid Ulster area.

 “It is however crucial that from the beginning new recruits are instilled with the new policing ethos of community policing with a strong human rights approach being central to this, as demanded by the Good Friday Agreement.”

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