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The camera does not lie

The camera does not lie

Gardaí have called for the protection afforded by body worn video in the context of assaults on members; limited deployment is on the way writes Brendan O’Connor. The Commission on the Future of Policing recommended (in its 2018 report) that video recording devices or ‘body worn cameras’ be deployed by An Garda Síochána, finding; “modern policing organisations around the world […]

by · June 21, 2021 · Modern Policing
Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?

Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?

Is it time to give formal credit in the promotional process to additional educational qualifications asks Ciarán O’Neill. The following is an extract from an article in the May edition of the Garda Review in 1931 entitled ‘Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?’: The thought of a Garda with a B.L. degree employed on the rather mechanical job […]

by · June 21, 2021 · Features
Measuring Garda performance – time for some lateral thinking

Measuring Garda performance – time for some lateral thinking

A garda’s success is often crudely measured for example by the amount of arrests made, yet there is so much more to modern policing writes John O’Keeffe   The difficulty with measuring police performance has been one that has dogged police forces for generations. The very nature of policing is that it often sits in a cloud of subjectivity. One person’s […]

by · May 20, 2014 · Features, Modern Policing
Democratic dissent is criticised in a culture that celebrates the whistleblower

Democratic dissent is criticised in a culture that celebrates the whistleblower

February 2014 editorial in the Garda Review: One year ago today the Garda Representative Association passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence. Taking the opportunity to speak to the media with regard to his appearance before the select committee to discuss the revised estimates for the justice vote, he embarked on what can […]

by · February 14, 2014 · Editorial