National Garda Consultation Day:
In Dublin Castle 2012 on the 22nd March 2012
Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO) hold a Diversity Consultation Day annually. This Diversity Consultation Day is one of the key events in both the GRIDO and the Garda Community Relations & Community Policing Division’s calendar. The consultation day was voted the best initiative at the 2011 European Diversity in Policing (EDPOL) Leadership Conference.
The objective of the day is to meet directly and engage with, the representative organisations, personnel and leaders of a wide spectrum of communities within Ireland. The attendees will be given an opportunity to discuss issues affecting their communities and through the use of focus groups, help shape and influence Garda policy, strategy and procedures relating to diverse matters. A report outlining the findings of the focus groups will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Diversity Strategy Board.
The next consultation day will be held on March 22nd 2012 in Dublin Castle. The event will be opened by the Garda Commissioner. Also from 2pm there will be a number of ‘Information Clinics’ hosted by An Garda Síochána and representative organisations of diverse communities in Ireland, which will allow for the sharing of information and best practices among the attendees. Entry to this event is by invitation only.