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General Information

This section provides links to the following information:

The History of An Garda Síochána

• The History of An Garda Síochána and List of Commissioners

How we are organised

• Command Structure and Organisation Structure

• Management Biographies and Principal Responsibilities

• Geographical Structure

Careers in An Garda Síochána

In addition to front line policing, An Garda Síochána provides a wide range of career opportunities in specialist and support areas. An Garda Síochána also employs approximately 2,500 civilian staff who fulfil administrative and professional roles within the organisation.

The Garda Reserve is made up of local volunteers who give their time to support regular garda members.

To find out more about career opportunities please follow the links below:

• Garda Careers

• Civilian Careers

• The Garda Reserve

Pay Scales

• Existing Garda Pay scales

• Garda Pay scales as of the 1/1/16

• Civilian Pay scales

Classes of Records held:

Human Resource Records:

The Human Resources Section maintains records for all related activities including recruitment, training, promotions, pay and pensions. It also holds records on leave and absences, occupational health and discipline. In addition, Human Resources maintain the organisation’s policies on Bullying, Harassment and Equality along with records of complaints and grievances.

Financial Records

The Finance Directorate provides Garda management with financial information in relation to expenditure and income. The Procurement Section maintains records in relation to the purchasing of goods and services for An Garda Síochána including the tenders for same.

Contact Details 

    • Garda Station Locations

    • Headquarters and Other Contact Information

    • Freedom of Information and Access to Information on the Environment requests can be made by contacting FOI@garda.ie (Freedom of Information Office).

    • Media and public communications enquiries should be made to Press_Office@garda.ie  (Press Office).

    • Requests for personal information under the Data Protection Acts can be made by writing to the Data Protection Processing Unit, Garda Criminal Records Office, Racecourse Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.