40 new Gardaí expected in Kerry within 12 months

It is expected Kerry will get 40 new Gardaí in the next 12 months.

Chief Superintendent Tom Myers made the announcement at the Joint Policing Committee meeting in Cahersiveen.

Meanwhile, four new sergeants have already taken up positions in Kerry.

They are stationed in Tralee, Killarney and Cahersiveen.

Chief Superintendent Myers says the new additions are welcome resources to the county’s force.