AGSI says Armed Support Unit will reassign 55 gardaí from frontline duties

AGSI says Armed Support Unit will reassign 55 gardaí from frontline duties

The body representing garda sergeants and inspectors says the announcement of a new Armed Support Unit for Dublin is misleading.

The AGSI says the Minister for Justice, when announcing it, failed to explain that it would mean the reassignment of 55 gardaí from frontline operational policing duties.

A statement issued by the AGSI this evening says the Minister's announcement changes nothing and in fact makes it more difficult for the public to get a police response for ordinary crime and other incidents.

The association is asking the Government to outline the investment they propose to make, to adequately resource frontline policing.


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