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Contacting An Garda Síochána


In an emergency always dial 999/112. You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.

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BY TELEPHONE


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In an emergency always dial 999/112. You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger. 999/112 calls have the highest priority and your call will be handled by trained call-takers. An Garda Síochána aim to answer 80% of 999 calls within 7 seconds and deploy resources immediately giving an estimated time of arrival. We will take appropriate steps to deal with all incidents and ensure that emergency and life threatening calls receive priority. We will endeavour to get to you within 15 minutes in urban locations and as soon as possible, given the distance to be travelled, in more rural areas.

 

Emergency SMS

The 112 SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the Republic of Ireland send an SMS text message* to the Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) where it will be passed to An Garda Síochána, the ambulance service, the Fire service, or the Irish Coastguard. The ECAS operator will act as a relay between the texter and the required emergency service. Before you can use the 112 SMS service, you will need to register your mobile phone on www.112.ie Remember that this is an Emergency Service and should only be used in an emergency i.e. life is at risk, crime or incident is happening now, anyone is in immediate danger.

* An SMS text message is a non real-time service and therefore there is no guarantee that your SMS will be delivered.

Non-emergency or general enquiries, contact your nearest and/or local Garda Station. Telephone numbers for all Garda stations and key offices are available at Garda Stations Directory and they are also published in the Eircom Telephone directory.


Freefone/LoCall Numbers


Traffic Watch - 1890 205805

Members of the public can use this number to report aggressive driver behaviour, driving hazards and traffic-related incidents. Calls are answered and logged by civilian personnel at the Garda Information Services Centre, Castlebar. The reported incident is then forwarded to the relevant Garda Station for investigation.

Confidential Line - 1800 666111

The Garda Confidential line allows people to call with information relating to matters of crime or other activities.

Crimestoppers - 1800 250025

Crimestoppers is a partnership between private industry and An Garda Síochána. It is aimed at people who have information on crime. It guarantees anonymity and offers cash rewards for information.


BY EMAIL


Email

Email addresses for key offices/sections are listed below

Please do not email An Garda Síochána about a crime or incident in progress as emails are not monitored on a 24 hour basis. In the event of an emergency dial 999 or 112.


BY INTERNET


Garda Website

This is the principal mechanism for communicating with the public online. It provides up to date news information, press releases, traffic updates, missing person details. It also provides information on careers in An Garda Síochána, if you are the victim of a crime, crime prevention advice etc. You can also access contact details of Garda stations. The Garda website is maintained by the Garda Press Office (pressoffice@garda.ie)

Reporting a Crime

If you are a victim or a witness to a crime you should report this to An Garda Síochána. You can do this by the following methods:

  • Call 999 or 112 in the case of an emergency
  • Call your local Garda Station or call in person to your local Garda Station
  • Using the online declaration which can only be used for declaring the theft of property not exceeding the value of €500 in the Republic of Ireland. Click here to use Online Declaration

DO NOT USE THIS ONLINE DECLARATION IF

  • The incident is happening now
  • An offender is still at the scene or nearby
  • Evidence has been left at the scene

SOCIAL MEDIA


Facebook

Link to An Garda Siochana Facebook pageThe official Facebook page of An Garda Síochána. Publishes information on events, initiatives and launches by An Garda Siochana. The public can comment on all posts on the Garda Síochána Facebook page and send direct messages to the Garda Press Office.

 

Twitter

Link to @gardatraffic Twitter pageAn Garda Siochana's official account provides real-]time information on major events. Members of the public can follow the Garda Twitter account @gardatraffic and send direct messages to the Garda Press Office

Link to @gardainfo Twitter pageAn Garda Siochana's official account provides real-time information on major events. Members of the public can follow the Garda Twitter account @gardatraffic and send direct messages to the Garda Press Office

 

YouTube

Link to An Garda Siochana YouTube siteThe official An Garda Síochána channel set up to help share and communicate the work of An Garda Síochána. Provides video clips on different areas of the organisation and video clips regarding appeal and campaigns that are run from time to time. Members of the public can subscribe to the channel. Commenting is not allowed but direct messages can be sent to the Garda Press Office.

 

Flickr

Link to An Garda Siochana Flickr pageThe official photo-stream of An Garda Síochána. Publishes information on lost/stolen property in Garda possession. Members of the public can add photo-stream as a contact and send direct messages to the Garda Press Office.

All the above social media accounts are operated by the Garda Press and Public Relations Office and are not monitored 24/7. (pressoffice@garda.ie)


Please do not e-mail An Garda Síochána about a crime or an incident in progress as e-mails are NOT monitored 24 hours per day. In case of emergency ring 999 or 112.

Please do not send attachments with emails. For security reasons, these e-mails are liable to be automatically deleted before viewing.

Should you wish to contact the Gardaí directly, please contact your local Garda Station - Garda Station Directory

Useful Contacts:

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An Garda Síochána Headquarters

Address:Phoenix Park 

Telephone:+353 1 666 0000  

Email: 

 

Appointments Office, Human Resources

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 

Telephone:+353 1 666 2571 

Email:appointments 

Band of An Garda Síochána

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 

Telephone:+353 1 666 2040 

Email: 

Carriage Office

Address:Santry, Dublin 9 

Telephone:+353 1 666 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118 & 4121 

Email: 

Crimestoppers Freefone

Address:  

Telephone:1800 250 025 

Email: 

Crimestoppers is a partnership between private industry and An Garda Síochána, aimed at people who have information on crime. It guarantees anonymity and offers cash rewards for information.

Criminal Assets Bureau

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 3266 

Email: 

Dublin Metropolitan Region Headquarters

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 6666 

Email: 

Fixed Charge Processing Office

Address:Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 

Telephone:Lo-call no: 1890 304060; +353 504 59800; +353 1 666 8500 

Email:npo 

Garda Access Officer

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 

Telephone:+353 1 666 1689 (Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm) 

Email:access.officer 

The Garda Access Officer is responsible for providing or arranging for, and coordinating assistance and guidance, to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by An Garda Síochána and generally to act as a point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access such services.

Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 3776 

Email: 

Garda Central Vetting Unit

Address:Thurles, Co. Tipperary 

Telephone:+353 504 27300 

Email: 

Garda College

Address:Templemore, Co. Tipperary 

Telephone:+353 504 35400 

Email:College_admin 

Garda Confidential Line

Address: 

Telephone:1800 666 111 

Email: 

The Garda Confidential line allows the public to call with confidential information relating to matters of crime or other activities.

Garda Headquarters

Address: 

Telephone:+353 1 666 0000 

Email: 

Garda Museum

Address:Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 9999 

Email:museum 

Garda National Drugs Unit

Address:Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 9900 

Email: 

Garda National Immigration Bureau

Address:13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 9130/01 

Email:gnib_dv 

Garda National Traffic Bureau

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 

Telephone:+353 1 666 1792/1954 

Email:traffic 

Garda Professional Standards Unit

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dubin 8. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 2577 / 666 2563 

Email:gpsu 

Garda Research Unit

Address:Garda College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. 

Telephone:+353 504 35428 

Email:research 

Human Rights Office

Address:Garda College, Templemore, Co Tipperary 

Telephone:+353 504 35509 

Email:shrac 

Information & Communications Technology

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.  

Telephone:+353 1 666 1454  

Email: 

Irish Language Implementation Strategy

Address: 

Telephone: 

Email:official_language_implementation 

Missing Persons Bureau

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 2615 

Email:missing_persons 

National Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 3344 

Email: 

National Crime Prevention Unit

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2 

Telephone:+353 1 666 3669 

Email: 

For Crime Prevention advice click Crime Prevention Advice or contact your Crime Prevention Officers.

If you wish to report a crime please see How to Report a Crime

Press and Public Relations Office

Address:Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 2032/39 

Email:pressoffice 

 Journalists who wish to be added to the press e-mail notification service should contact the Garda Press Office at the details above.

Racial and Intercultural Office

Address:Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 3150 

Email: 

Traffic Department

Address:Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. 

Telephone:+353 1 666 9800 

Email:traffic_dv 

Traffic Watch

Address: 

Telephone:1890 205 805 

Email: 

Members of the public can use this number to report aggressive driving, driving hazards and traffic related incidents.