Archive for March, 2020

How will digital policing empower the Frontline?

How will digital policing empower the Frontline?

As new devices or ‘mobile data centres’ are rolled out to gardaí countrywide this year to detect roadside traffic offences, Simon Hall examines the endless possibilities in this digital policing space Earlier this year the National Police Technology Council and the Police ICT Company announced the UK’s first national strategy for police IT. While the National Policing Digital Strategy: Digital, […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Modern Policing, Technology
Rising numbers

Rising numbers

On Friday February 21 2020, 201 new Garda members celebrated their passing out ceremony at the Garda College The new gardaí bring the total number of members in the Force to 14,467, which is the highest level since the peak numbers of 14,500 members in 2009. Since the Garda College reopened in 2014, 3,200 gardaí have been attested. Of the […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Features
An upstairs fire exit which is only accessible through a working toilet. Seriously?

One word. Disgraceful.

  Despite meeting an exceptionally enthusiastic and professional group of gardaí in Clonmel Station, Editor John O’Keeffe, was truly appalled at the conditions they are expected to work in TIhave visited numerous stations up and down the country, and it is true Sligo and Macroom Garda Stations (to name but two) have not been without their significant woes; certain stations […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Features