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Ag obair le Pobail chun iad a chosaint agus chun freastal orthu
Working with Communities to Protect and Serve

Ag obair le Pobail chun iad a chosaint agus chun freastal orthu
Working with Communities to Protect and Serve
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The Garda Reserve is a voluntary, unpaid body, drawn from the community to assist the existing Service at times when extra personnel are required.

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 provided for the establishment of a Garda Reserve to assist the force in performing its functions. Its purpose is to supplement the work of members of the Garda Síochána.


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The Garda Reserve is intended to be a source of local strength and knowledge. Reserve members have limited powers and duties. Reserve members receive training in Law, Self Defence, Restraint, Human Right's Garda procedures and Discipline. Reserve members are accompanied at all times by full-time members of the Force. Duties of a Reservist include: Station Duty (other than care & custody of detained persons), staffing communications rooms, foot patrol, static security duty, event policing, preserving crime scenes, court attendance (as witnesses), assisting at road traffic checkpoints, collisions, fires, etc.

Meet some members of the Garda Reserve here

The first intake of 36 Garda Reserves began training at the Garda College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary on 30 September 2006. They were assigned to Pearse Street and Store Street in the Dublin Metropolitan Region, Anglesea Street in Cork City, Galway City and Sligo Town stations. These trainees became fully operational members of the Garda Reserve on 15 December 2006 following a graduation ceremony at the Garda College.

Recruitment for an additional 600 new Gardaí. Closed on 6th January 2016. As full details of future recruitment campaigns are will be available here when they are available. There is a seperate stream for applicants who are serving in the Garda Reserve.

For full information on An Garda Síochána click here

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