Secretary of State Teresa Villiers has been visiting South Armagh today (Wednesday).
She visited Newtownhamilton to hear at first hand the challenges facing the PSNI policing in a rural community.
She met the local PSNI Area Commander, Davy Beck, who provided an overview of his team’s work in South Armagh.
She also spoke to the PSNI Neighbourhood Policing Team for the area, who showed her around Newtownhamilton village, where she met a number of local residents and business people.
Speaking after this afternoon’s visit, Ms Villiers said: “I welcome the PSNI approach to community policing in and around Newtownhamilton and commend the work of all the officers who carry out their role in a challenging environment on a day-to -basis.”