Public asked for feedback on draft Code of Ethics for Gardaí

Public asked for feedback on draft Code of Ethics for Gardaí

The public is being asked for its views on a new Code of Ethics for Gardaí.

The Policing Authority has drawn up a Draft Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána, including a duty of speaking up - stemming from a primary loyalty to the public.

The Authority has clashed with the Garda Commissioner over the treatment of whistleblowers by the force.

Among the recommendations in the Code of Ethics is that Gardaí would not engage in bullying behaviour on social networking sites.

Misuse of the Garda Pulse system is also singled out as a possible violation of the code.

Responses to the consultation can be made via email to info@policingauthority.ie and should be received no later than close of business on Friday, September 23.

The Authority will be holding a consultation event on Thursday, September 8 from 10am to 12.30pm on September 8 at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2.

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