Archive for September, 2019

Holding back the tiers

Holding back the tiers

“Appointed” or “disappointed” are often the phrases heard after a promotion list is published in An Garda Síochána writes Darren Martin Promotions in An Garda Síochána are governed by the Garda Síochána (Promotion) Regulations 2006 as provided for by the Garda Síochána Act 2005. A person joining An Garda Síochána must have completed probation, usually two years after attestation, and […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Welfare
What works?

What works?

Unpacking the ‘black box’ of the frontline professional’s and young person’s relationships to youth justice settings is essential writes Deirdre Fullerton, who reviews the international research evidence In 2018, the REPPP project commenced a study to assemble and synthesise the international research evidence on a policy led youth justice question focusing on the professional relationship between the practitioner (i.e. youth […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Opinion
Time for a ‘C’ change

Time for a ‘C’ change

Jeff Kilkenny looks at An Garda Síochána’s role in promoting, ‘Stay Safe principles’ and what are known as the 6 C’s The majority of frontline members of An Garda Síochána will, in all likelihood, have attended a call in the recent past which involved the threat or mention of some form of weapon. In such cases, the details of the […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Modern Policing
Keeping a close eye: When it comes to Hybrid Checkpoints, uniformed and armed gardaí of the Frontline, make for a truly effective presence

Some Operation

Operational Policing is as varied and worthwhile as you can possibly imagine, as Editor John O’Keeffe was to find out during a recent sojourn in Dublin North Central I love a good policing operation. There I’ve said it. In actual fact, even a mediocre one would probably do it for me. It’s an event. It has a beginning, a middle […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Features
Badges, buckles, belts & braces

Badges, buckles, belts & braces

Dani Masterson investigates some of the garda paraphernalia worn down through the years An Garda Síochána Badge The Garda Síochána badge is based on the form of the cross with the letters G and S interlaced in the centre. Initially designed by John Francis Maxwell (1880-1948), the Garda Síochána badge was completed in 1966 by the sculptor, Michael Biggs. Biggs […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Features