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Garda Schools Programme

Garda Schools Programme Office

The Garda Schools Programme office has responsibility for the development of the Programme and ensuring national implementation of the Programme.

The Garda Schools Programme is a Department of Education and Skills led initiative which commenced in 1991, which is delivered by Garda Schools Programme trained Gardaí across the country.

Interaction with children in schools, both primary and secondary is a very useful venue to communicate to young people on a range of subjects which teach children sensible and responsible patterns of behaviour.

Specially trained Gardaí in each Garda Division are tasked with the implementation of the Programme.

Message of the Programme

The primary and secondary Garda Schools Programme has the following key messages for children:

1.  Be safer on the roads and at home;

2.  Positively contribute towards Crime Prevention;

3.  Know what the role of the Gardaí is;

4. Develop positive attitudes towards the Gardaí and the job they do.

5. Safe and respectful online communication.

The content of the Programme provides lessons on the following topics:

An Garda Síochána - Role, Uniform and Equipment.


Personal Safety.

Road Safety.

Cycle Safety.

Respectful online Communication (Primary School)

Connect with Respect (Secondary School)