May Bank Holiday Weekend Road Safety Campaign 2017
Alcohol & Drugs - the focus of May Bank Holiday 2017
• Two people killed over May Bank Holiday 2016
• Fatigue also being tackled with Applegreen "free coffee for drivers”
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are warning road users of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs ahead of the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The appeal follows the recent introduction of Preliminary Drug Testing.
Full press release ...
4 Peaks Mountain Challenge 2017
A group of 100 serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána from all over Ireland have come together to organise and take part in a 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge‘ due to be undertaken in May 2017.
The aim of the challenge is to promote mental health awareness within our organisation and in the wider community. We also hope to raise much needed funds for the Charity Aware through fundraising.
To donate see https://tinyurl.com/mdoxzjf
Further information and photographs ....
Preliminary Roadside Drug Testing
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross has announced the commencement of the drug driving provisions in the Road Traffic Act 2016 on the 12/4/17.
One of the key measures in the legislation provides for Preliminary Drug Testing, which will enable Gardaí to test motorists whom they suspect of driving under the influence of drugs at the roadside.
FAQs, leaflets and Full Press Release .....
Trevor Deely Crimestoppers Appeal on the 7/4/17
Gardaí at Pearse Street are renewing their appeal to the public in tracing the whereabouts of Trevor Deely who was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road, at approximately 4.14 a.m. on the 8th December, 2000.
Further information, CCTV and poster ...
Garda College Interim Audit Report
The Garda Internal Audit Service has now completed its review of the financial procedures in the Garda College. The final Interim Audit Report was considered by the Audit Committee and presented to the Garda Commissioner on the 24th March 2017.
The recommendations in the final Interim Audit Report primarily focus on Governance arrangements and Financial Controls, many of which have been in place since the early 1990’s.
Further details, Audit Report and Progress Report ...
An Garda Síochána Launch Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Phone Line
An Garda Síochána has today launched a dedicated phone line for the reporting of child sexual abuse. The phone line number is 1800 555 222.
This confidential freephone line will be manned on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
This is a freephone number meaning that there will be no cost to callers from calling this number.
An Garda Síochána encourages victims of child sexual abuse to report any such incident at the earliest opportunity including those incidents of an historical nature.
In conjunction with the launch of the phone line, An Garda Síochána has also published a guide on the options available to people wishing to report child sexual abuse and sexual crime.
The guides are available here in irish and English ...
An Garda Síochána Safety "Streetwise" Campaign
Major personal safety campaign targeting 18 to 39 year-olds, 2 in 5 thefts occur between 10pm and 4am between Friday and Sunday
€2.5M WORTH OF PHONES STOLEN IN 2016
Full Press Release and Safety Advice leaflets ...
An Garda Síochána advises people to #mindyourstuff
Two-thirds of all thefts and robberies involve mobile phones being stolen, according to new figures from An Garda Síochána.
Garda Reserve recruitment campaign - CLOSED
The closing date for applications is Thursday, the 13th April 2017 at 3.00pm.
Applications must be made through www.publicjobs.ie
Full press release, notes, FAQ's and videos ...
Issues identified in May 2016 in relation to the operation of the Fixed Charge Processing System
An Garda Síochána is now initiating a process to appeal these cases on behalf of those affected/ dedicated team established
~ All persons affected will be notified by post
~ All fines will be re-imbursed and penalties removed
~ Public to do nothing until they hear from us – letters to issue between 3-14 April for those affected
An Garda Síochána wish to apologise for inconvenience caused.
Further details and Full press releases ...
Email address FCN.Helpline@garda.ie
Launch of ‘Graffiti is a Crime, Think Don’t Tag’ Campaign
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr officially launched Dublin City Council's 'Graffiti is a Crime, Think Don’t Tag' campaign in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, on Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 10.30 A.M. Dublin City Council in partnership with An Garda Síochána has teamed up with Cork Animator Andrew James to produce a coloured animated video and poster campaign to raise awareness among children about tagging and graffiti and how this criminal activity can have serious consequences for them in the future. It is hoped that this new animated video which features 'Buddy' will appeal to younger people and encourage them to make better choices when they are older and respect other people's property. For more info and to view the video please see: http://www.dublincity.ie/thinkdonttag
Lock Up and Light Up
Since Operation Thor was launched on 2nd November 2015 domestic burglaries have fallen nationally by approximately 30%.
* Over 45% of residential burglaries in winter occur between 5pm and 11pm.
* In 19% of burglaries, entry is through an unsecured door or window.
* Jewellery and cash are the most common objects stolen during burglaries.
* The typical value stolen per incident in the last twelve months is €600.
* There were over 160 cases where car keys were “fished” through the letterbox in the past year.
* More incidents reported by an alarm activation were detected than not detected.
Whether you are at home or going out, remember to turn on some lights, use timer switches, lock all doors and windows, use an alarm, store keys away from windows and letter boxes and don’t store large amounts of cash or jewellery in the house.
Winter Burglary Prevention information leaflets ...
Lock Up Light Up.
Crime Prevention advice is available here
Punchestown Racing Festival 25 - 29/4/17
Traffic arrangements will be in place for the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare from Tuesday, the 25th to Saturday, the 29th April 2017.
All routes will be clearly sign posted using Event signage and approved VMS Signage. Priority junctions will be manned by Garda personnel.
Traffic arrangements and map ....
External Emergency Plans
An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and Local Authorities (Fire Services) are each required under legislation to prepare Plans to deal with the emergency response to major accidents at designated sites.
Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...
Forest Road - Road closure- From the 20/2 - 7/7/17
An Garda Síochána and the Dublin Airport Authority would like to advise all road users that due to the extension of Dublin Airport Forest Road will be closed from the 20th February to the 7th July 2017 (local access only).
Link to North Runway Roads Update is available here ...
Garda Vetting Statistics
There are no backlogs in relation to Garda Vetting.
8,228 applications completed week ending 21/4/17
141,324 completed in 2017
57% more Garda Vetting applications completed in March 2017 than March 2016.
Turnaround times for online eVetting applications is 5 working days from date of receipt in the National Vetting Bureau.
Turnaround times for paper applications is 20 working days from date of receipt in the National Vetting Bureau.
Currently 97% of applications are being processed within these timeframes with the other 3% awaiting further information to allow the applications to be completed.
Further information in relation to the National Vetting Bureau can be found here
Garda Vetting Statistics Monthly Breakdown ...
Protected Disclosures Policy
The Garda Commissioner Nóirín ÓSullivan has published the Protected Disclosures Policy.
Any member of An Garda Síochána who raises issues will be fully supported. Each and every Garda member must know they have the right and responsibility to raise their concerns and be confident that they will be listened to and addressed.
In recent weeks, a Protected Disclosures Manager has been appointed and An Garda Síochána have begun establishing a dedicated team who will be appropriately trained to oversee all matters related to protected disclosures.
In addition, we are working with external experts in this area such as Transparency Ireland to help us create an environment to ensure people speaking up are supported and protected in An Garda Síochána.
The Protected Disclosures Policy and PD1 Form is available here ...
Garda Crime Prevention & Reduction Strategy 2017
An Garda Síochána is committed to making crime prevention a top priority and has developed a Garda Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategy to achieve this objective.
The Crime Prevention & Reduction Strategy is available for download here ...
Victim Information Leaflet
If you have been a victim of crime, we have prepared a Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) that will provide you with some relevant information that can help you access your entitlements as set out in the EU Directive 2012/29/EU which establishes the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection for victims of crime.
You do not need to formally report your crime to An Garda Síochána to access the free services at victim support services
Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...
The leaflet contains information about entitlements to access victim support, legal aid, compensation, interpretation, and witness expenses. You can use any of the contact details which are listed in the Victim Information Leaflet or if you require further information please contact your local Garda Victim Service Office
Annual Garda Memorial day at Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle on the 20/5/17
The Annual Garda Memorial Day for members of An Garda Síochána killed in the line of duty will take place at the Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle, on Saturday the 20th May 2017 at 12 Noon.
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc.
If you are the owner of any of this property, please use contact details as outlined with the photo of the property
Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession
Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered
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Poster and further information is available here ...