‘Commited to keeping people safe’ - Hutton

Inspector Alan Hutton. (DER0212SJ10)
Inspector Alan Hutton. (DER0212SJ10)
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The PSNI’s top officer in Limavady has vowed policing provision in the area will not suffer despite budget cuts, writes Sheena Jackson.

Inspector Alan Hutton says despite challenges to the overall PSNI budget, police are committed to keeping people safe in the Roe Valley.

“Perception is sometimes a bigger issue than the actual reality, and I’m sure people have the perception when you don’t have acessibilty to police stations there is less of a service.

“What we are doing is making sure the resources we have are put in the right places to make sure we keep people safe,” he says. “We will have police where people need them.”

Insp. Hutton says there are no plans, as far as he is aware, to close Limavady station and said tackling drugs remains a priority for police.

“There are people here in Limavady we believe are involved in the drugs trade and those people are looked at by police, and we will be making sure we do eveything we can to ensure any supply of drugs is thwarted or detected and we keep people safe,” he said.