What are the Garda divisions?

What are the Garda divisions?

The Regions will reduce from six to four and the Garda Divisions from 28 to 19….The new Regional and Future Divisional Headquarters are:

Dublin Metropolitan Region
Regional Headquarters Harcourt Square, Dublin
Divisions and Headquarters in the DMR
DMR North Ballymun, Dublin
DMR South Crumlin, Dublin

How many Garda Siochana are there?

At the end of January 2021, An Garda Síochána had 14,539 members. This is an increase of approximately 1,580 sworn members from 2016. As of the end of January 2021 there are now 3,124 Garda staff. This represents a significant increase since the end of 2016, up from just under 2,000 Garda staff.

What is special branch Ireland?

In Ireland, the ‘Special Branch’ is known officially as the Special Detective Unit (SDU). The SDU is responsible for the investigation of threats to state security and the monitoring of persons and groups who pose a threat on both national and international fronts.

How many Garda stations are in Ireland?

565 Garda stations
New figures published by the Department of Justice show the number of gardaí assigned to the country’s 565 Garda stations last year recorded a net increase after retirements and resignations of 213 to reach just over 12,600.

Do I have to give Garda my name?

Yes. A Garda can demand you to show your driving licence. If you do not give your name, address and date of birth, a Garda may require you to provide a name and address. For example, if a Garda suspects that you have committed a road traffic offence or a public order offence, the Garda can demand your name and address.

What are the Garda ranks?


  • Deputy Commissioner.
  • Assistant Commissioner.
  • Surgeon.
  • Chief Superintendent.
  • Superintendent. 180.
  • Inspector. 320.
  • Sergeant. 2,050.
  • What does Gardaí mean in English?

    the Guardian of the Peace
    listen); meaning “the Guardian of the Peace”), more commonly referred to as the Gardaí (pronounced [ˈɡaːɾˠd̪ˠiː]; “Guardians”) or “the Guards”, is the national police service of the Republic of Ireland.

    How do I join the ERU?

    Aspiring ERU officers must have at least 4 years experience as a uniformed Garda with an unblemished disciplinary record before attempting to join the unit. The unit is admittedly male dominated, but there are understood to be a number of woman who have worked and work in the ERU.

    Do Garda carry guns?

    They are called into situations where guns are involved or needed at a moment’s notice. Selected Garda Members attached to regular units and Detective units are trained in handling handguns only. Uniformed Gardai do not carry firearms.

    Does a Garda have to wear his hat?

    He didn’t get arthritis. Simple as that.

    Can Garda lie to you?

    For example, if a Garda suspects that you have committed a road traffic offence or a public order offence, the Garda can demand your name and address. If you refuse to give your name and address, or one which a Garda thinks is false, you could be arrested.

    What are cops called in Ireland?

    Garda Síochána
    Law enforcement in Ireland The Republic of Ireland has one national civilian police force, called “An Garda Síochána”, meaning ‘Guardians of the Peace of Ireland’. It has 14,500 staff members and provides both local and national law enforcement services. It is commonly referred to as “Garda”.

    Where is the headquarters of the Garda Siochana?

    An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police and Security Service, has its headquarters in the Phoenix Park. The Garda Commissioner is responsible for the general direction, management and control of An Garda Síochána and is appointed by Government.

    When did the Garda Siochana replace the CID?

    The Special Detective Unit (SDU) (Irish: Aonad Speisialta Bleachtaireachta) is a unit of an Garda Síochána, the police force of the Republic of Ireland. They are a replacement for the older Special Branch unit, which itself replaced the CID in 1923.

    How does the Garda Siochana Special Detective Unit work?

    The Special Detective Unit works closely with other specialist and national units within the Garda Síochána, namely the National Surveillance Unit (NSU) – a police intelligence gathering agency – and the heavily armed intervention teams of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU).

    Who is the head of the Garda Special Branch?

    The unit (established in 1997) is headed by a Detective Inspector, and further reinforcements can be drawn from the Special Branch when there is a need. The Garda ERU provide tactical assistance to the programme.

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