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Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit

Click here for COVID-19 information, including our leaflets (in multiple languages) with crime prevention advice on dealing with unexpected callers and home security.

COVID19 CP Leaflet Diversity

Diversity LogoThe Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit forms part of the Garda Community Relations Bureau. Originally established in 2000 as the Garda Racial and Intercultural Office, it is staffed by one Sergeant, two Gardaí and one Clerical Officer.

Click here to find your local Garda Diversity Officer.  

The Role of the Unit

  • Monitoring Hate Crime / Hate Related Incidents via PULSE / social and written media / third party referrals / complaints.
  • Developing policy, strategy and operational guidelines in all related areas of Diversity.
  • Advising and supporting investigators of Hate Crime / Hate Related Incidents.
  • Providing training to Garda Diversity Officers.  
  • Liaising between members of the public and the relevant Garda or other service provider.

Strands of Diversity (as per Hate Crime Definition)

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Race
  4. Colour
  5. Nationality
  6. Ethnicity
  7. Religion
  8. Sexual
  9. Gender

Click here to view hate crime poster. The poster is also available in 11 other languages at the end of this page.

Diversity & Integration Strategy 2019 - 2021

Click here to open the Diversity & Integration Strategy 2019 – 2021. The strategy is also available in 11 other languages at this end of this page.

The unit can be contacted at:

Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit

Garda Community Relations Bureau

Harcourt Square

Dublin 2

D02 DH42

T: +353 1 6663150

E:diversity@garda.ie