The super recogniser could be the ultimate police weapon to fight crime writes John O’Keeffe. What’s your earliest memory? Sitting on your father’s knee at four years of age? Attending your second cousin’s confirmation as a kid? Perhaps it is something as mundane as being in a mobile home in Wexford with your parents as a five-year-old with rain pelting […]
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Greater accountability and a rising tide of assaults on our members have been the conversation of the past ten years. In policing issues affecting frontline gardaí these have been the big two causes of stress and consternation; and well documented across the public sphere. Being subject to investigation when you don’t actually know who has accused you and what you […]
A new facial recognition system makes it easier and simpler for witnesses to identify suspects writes Neil Ward. “I’d know them if I saw them again” is a common statement from witnesses who do not have the words to describe the facial features they hold in their visual memory. Eskimos might well have 20 words for snow, but we don’t […]
Body cameras are the new secret weapon of police and they may be coming to a garda station near you soon, writes Robert Block. The role of the modern police officer is fraught with many difficulties. Whilst public support for the gardaí remains positive there will always be the possibility of mistrust of the Force arising due to the occurrence […]
A recent case means gardaí should now be more careful than ever when approaching a drink driving suspect for a breath sample in a garda station, says Kenny Kerins BL Until the recent judgement in D.P.P. v Cagney  IESC 13 in the Supreme Court the prosecution of a refusal/failure in a Garda station in a drink driving case […]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems or ‘Drones’ will soon present new opportunities for policing in Ireland writes John O’Keeffe. MODERN POLICING: The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or ‘Drones’ industry has expanded considerably over the past number of years and what was once a technology reserved largely for the military is now finding new roles in civilian applications including policing and emergency services. […]
Social media is a direct route to telling the public stories of positive policing and engagement with the community, writes Neil Ward A common perception of members is that positive stories of good policing do not make it to the national news, and there is more than a grain of truth in this. The news values and news framing […]