Call for more spend on community policing under Garda reforms

Call for more spend on community policing under Garda reforms

Up to 65% of resources going to garda divisions under the new policing revamp should be spent on community policing, a top-level garda summit has heard.

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The day of reckoning has arrived: Garda reform must be supported

The day of reckoning has arrived: Garda reform must be supported

As our rugby team discovered at Twickenham on Saturday, intent and delivery are very different things.

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Garda reform ‘to hurt policing of roads’

Garda reform ‘to hurt policing of roads’

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has sought an urgent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris after stating it is “very concerned” restructuring of his force will reduce the focus on operations designed to ensure the country’s roads are as safe as possible.

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Garda division mergers ‘a total disaster’

Garda division mergers ‘a total disaster’

But all the chairmen of the joint policing committees spoken to agreed that the new policing model must result in additional garda resources on the ground – which Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the plan will involve.

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Drew Harris: Urgent meeting on Garda reforms

Drew Harris: Urgent meeting on Garda reforms

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has summoned local commanders to a meeting in the Garda College, Templemore, next Monday on his new policing plan.

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Most significant structural change’ in Garda history

Most significant structural change’ in Garda history

The State’s expert Garda reform agency says the restructuring announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is a “significant step” towards better policing.

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RSA hits out at 'disappointing demotion and devaluing' of road safety in Garda plan

RSA hits out at 'disappointing demotion and devaluing' of road safety in Garda plan

The Road Safety Authority is demanding an urgent meeting with the Garda Commissioner over what it calls a "disappointing demotion and devaluing" of road safety under changes to the Garda structure.

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Garda Commissioner 'not prepared to wait' as reforms are met with concerns

Garda Commissioner 'not prepared to wait' as reforms are met with concerns

Drew Harris landed the commissioner's job on the basis that he would reform the organisation.

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60 years of policing cooperation with UK will ‘fall away’ after no-deal Brexit

60 years of policing cooperation with UK will ‘fall away’ after no-deal Brexit

Many of the EU criminal justice treaties which the UK is a member of will cease to apply if there is a hard exit this autumn.

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1,800 more gardaí to be deployed to frontline duties by 2021

1,800 more gardaí to be deployed to frontline duties by 2021

The gardaí announced restructuring plans today which detail improvements to its structures, processes, services and governance.

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Superintendents Association concerned amid garda plans to create 19 'mini police forces'

Superintendents Association concerned amid garda plans to create 19 'mini police forces'

The president of the Garda Superintendents Association (GSA) Noel Cunningham said he awaits the full details of the proposed reforms, to see “the mechanics of how it will work.”

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Garda restructuring plan alarms local bosses

Garda restructuring plan alarms local bosses

A network of 19 “mini police forces” is to be set up across the country under a massive restructuring of the Garda organisation.

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