Gardaí in the Dunfanaghy/Creeslough area of Donegal have gone without a patrol car for almost five months.
The car that was in operation in the area was taken off the road as an end-of-life vehicle last year, but never replaced.
Cllr Michael McClafferty asked the Joint Policing Committee today whether there was any timeframe for a replacement vehicle to be brought to the area.
However, Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn said no dates are known.
Ms McGinn said: “We are seeking and have written numerous times for a replacement car. I understand it’s on a list, but date and time I don’t know.”
The Chief Supt said that she is actively working on alternatives to procuring and financing patrol cars, particularly for the Dunfanaghy area.
“It’s on the agenda, it’s one of my focuses every day,” Ms McGinn said.
“It’s an ongoing issue in the country, we don’t have sufficient transport to do what we can.”