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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
Making it count: Improving how we measure effectiveness in youth justice

Making it count: Improving how we measure effectiveness in youth justice

In 2017, the Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice (REPPP) project began studying administrative data processes in youth justice systems. John Reddy investigate Administrative data is information collected by service providers and primarily is used for record-keeping and risk assessment; case management; monitoring and evaluating programme performance; and ensuring service provider accountability. The policy question was ‘how useful is […]

by · August 10, 2019 · Modern Policing
Cool Kats: Gardaí MJ Carroll and Paul McDonnell of the K-KATS Unit

Station Watch, Blanchardstown: Cool for K-KATS

Having spent a day with the gardaí of Blanchardstown Garda Station, Editor John O’Keeffe can only wonder at the amount of work that is juggled on a daily basis Visiting the Frontline in Blanchardstown Garda Station, and their boss Superintendent Liam Carolan, is an eye opener – on so many levels it’s difficult to know where to begin – but […]

by · August 10, 2019 · Features
Launching ‘reassurance bombs’ from The Bridewell

Launching ‘reassurance bombs’ from The Bridewell

Station Watch: THE BRIDEWELL, DUBLIN A Bridewell was originally a ‘prison or reform school of petty offenders.’ Editor, John O’Keeffe went to visit the Bridewell Garda Station in Dublin to see what a modern ‘Bridewell’ looks like The Central Bridewell, in Dublin, a prison for minor offenders, was built to accommodate 130 prisoners in 1901. The Central Bridewell was then […]

by · March 12, 2019 · Features
Hunting the Wolf

Hunting the Wolf

‘Lone Actor’ Terrorism hasn’t gone away. Jeff Kenny looks at its relevance in the fight against global terrorism The dilemma facing European Governments in preventing lone actor terrorism is enormous. The ‘lone wolf’ model of attack poses a new challenge for law enforcement and counter terrorism professionals across the EU. Addressing the collected media at an Interpol conference in May […]

by · March 12, 2019 · Features
Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

Feelings of anxiousness and fear are evident across all police forces. Tara Geraghty considers how gardaí can deal with such work-related stress Working as a member of An Garda Síochána involves dealing with high pressure situations on a daily basis and it is natural to experience feelings of stress or anxiety. However, if these feelings become a regular side effect […]

by · February 12, 2019 · Welfare