Gardaí should not be stuck behind desks, says TD

Gardaí should be out on our streets and not stuck behind desks - that's according to Fianna Fail's , Jack Chambers.

The Dublin TD is calling for the civilianisation of the force after the publication yesterday of two reports from the Policing Authority that raised concerns over recruitment and high rates of crime along with falling detection rates.

Jack Chambers says communities need to see Gardaí back on the frontline in the fight against crime