Core community policing units are expected to be rolled out across the county by the first quarter of next year.
That’s according to information provided by the Chief Superintendent of the Kerry Division, Padraic Powell, at the recent Joint Policing Committee meeting.
He was responding to a question from Independent Killarney councillor, Niall Botty O’Callaghan, who said anti-social behaviour in the town is getting out of hand.
Cllr O’Callaghan says there is a particular problem around the bypass where several cars have had objects thrown at them over the past few weeks.
He added that more gardaí in the community would curb such activity.
In response, Chief Superintendent Powell advised that An Garda Síochána are working on measures around community policing; and it’s expected these will be rolled out across 61 areas next year.