Minister for Justice Patrick Cooney is on Garda Patrol to thank the Gardai and the Irish public for their efforts in tackling crime.

The Garda activities have met with some outstanding successes and I can tell you that many of these successes were largely due to the cooperation of you the public.

Minister Cooney encourages the continued cooperation of the public in solving crime commenting that

The best deterrent against crime is fear on the part of the criminal that he's going to be caught.

The Minister also expresses his gratitude to the Gardaí for the work they have done on behalf of the public throughout the year. In closing his address Patrick Cooney warns about the dangers of drink especially around Christmas time.

This episode of 'Garda Patrol' was broadcast on 17 December 1975.

'Garda Patrol' began broadcasting in October 1964 on RTÉ Television. It was a fifteen-minute weekly
programme asking the public asking for help to solve crimes. In the early 1990s the programme was revamped as a monthly hour-long programme called Crime Line which then became Crime Call in September 2004.