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Garda College

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The primary training centre for An Garda Síochána

Garda College

The Garda College is the national centre for police training, development and education within the Irish State.  It is a modern university campus type structure on 8 acres within the town of Templemore, Co. Tipperary.  It also has 240 acres of undeveloped land available to it within the environs of Templemore for tactical and operational training interventions.  It is a CEPOL networked partner hosting a number of European Police training initiatives on an annual basis.

The Garda College provides education, training programmes and interventions ranging from M.A; B.A, B.Sc in Police Leadership, Higher Diplomas, Certificates to Firearms, Driver Training, Public Order and First Aid Programmes.  It is an accredited Third Level training and educational centre within the National Qualification Framework (NQF) of Ireland providing accredited programmes from level 6 to level 9 on the NQF.  In addition the Garda College partners with other third level institutions in the facilitation of programmes.

The Director of Training (Chief Superintendent) has overall responsibility for the training of Garda Staff. The Director of Training is supported by one Superintendent who has overall responsibility for the running of the Garda College.  The Superintendent is assisted by two Inspectors one of whom has responsibility for Operational Training and the other for Crime Training.

Operational Training

* Driver Training.

* Firearms Training.

* Garda Operational & Occupational Safety.

* Constitutional Human Rights & Diversity.

* Rannóg na Gaeilge.

* Foundation Training and Development.

* Communications and Information Technology Training.

* Strategic Operational and Tactical Management.

* Continuous Professional Development.

Crime Training

# Crime Training Development.

# Crime Management Training.

# Investigative Training.

# Interview Training.


~ Chief Superintendent Staff.

~ Central Administration, Finance and Procurement.

~ Library.

~ Knowledge Repository.

~ Portal Office.

~ Security Section.

Garda College Facilities

The Garda College has the following facilities on campus-

Training Areas 

Lecture theatre 1 -- Seating capacity = 80

Lecture theatre 2 -- Seating capacity = 198

Lecture theatre 3 -- Seating capacity = 80

Lecture theatre 4 -- Seating Capacity = 120

Classrooms -- 17 classrooms  with 20 seats in each

I.T. Training Rooms -- 2 rooms with seating capacity of 12 in each

Conference Room -- Seating capacity 16

Hydra Minerva Suite -- Seating capacity 20 with 4 break out rooms

Mock Court Room -- Seating capacity 30

Role Play Suite -- Control room with 4 rooms


Single and ensuite rooms -- In excess of 300 rooms

Ancillary Facilities 

Restaurant and Kitchen -- Seating capacity = 400

Sports hall -- Indoor sports, ceremonies and examinations (400 capacity)

Gym -- Equipped with exercise machines and free weights

Instructional swimming pool 

Lands at Dromard -- Utilised for search courses

 The College can be contacted at:- 

Garda College
Co. Tipperary

Tel: +353 504 35400