Published Monday, 30 June 2014
He spoke to UTV while attending a meeting of loyalist and republicans involved in community restorative justice on Monday morning. It was his first engagement in his new role.
"These groups who are anti-peace and who want to inflict injury and death, who want to deprive communities of their well-being, who want to take jobs out of the economy - we'll be doing everything on the policing side to thwart their activities and to keep people safe," he said.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister David Ford has said those who issued the threat need to withdraw it immediately.
"Threats against anyone in our community are totally unacceptable and this threat needs to be withdrawn immediately," the Alliance party leader added.
"Companies carrying out legitimate contracts for government help our society to function normally and their staff need to be able to carry out their work without the fear of threat.
"Electronic monitoring makes an important contribution to public safety and enables individuals who might otherwise be remanded in custody to remain with their families whilst the justice process takes its course. Threats of this nature help no one."
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