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Kearney welcomes positive first meeting with new PSNI District Commander

1 February, 2019 - by Declan Kearney

South Antrim MLA Declan Kearney has said he looks forward to maintaining a close working relationship with the newly appointed PSNI District Commander for Antrim and Newtownabbey, Sue Ann Steen after his introductory meeting with her and the new Chief Inspector with District responsibility for engagement, David Moore. 

Declan Kearney said:

"During my first meeting with District Commander Steen I outlined my established approach towards critical engagement with the PSNI and the professional relationships I had developed with her predecessors.

“We both agreed that our future working relationship will be based upon good communication, regular engagement and democratic accountability in order to ensure the best possible policing service for all in South Antrim.

“On this occasion, I briefed the newly appointed District Commander on the partnership work which Sinn Féin has helped spearhead with the police in South Antrim.

“I also raised specific concerns on issues relating to community safety and paramilitary activity.

“We agreed the work carried out to date between Sinn Féin and the PSNI and other agencies on prioritising rural road safety will continue. In particular, I highlighted ongoing concerns regarding the Moneynick Road, and the need to bring previously agreed measures on Roguery Road in Moneyglass to completion.

“I wish the new Area Commander and her team well in the future and look forward to encouraging improved policing with the community across South Antrim." 

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