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Bru Amerlynck, Garda
Bru Amerlynck is a Garda based in Sundrive Road, South Dublin. He has worked in a variety of areas within the organisation including community policing, crime prevention and Operation Quest. Bru was integral in setting up a peer support group for LGBT members within the organisation.
History, Geography, French, Biology, English, Irish , Maths. Studying honours French and Irish helped me with those language modules in Templemore but other than that I'd say they havent played any real part in my career path.
I went to UCD for a year but left to become a mamber of An Garda Síochana. I have since obtained a post graduate qualification in Sydney, Australia in my own time. I obtained a basic degree in Policing through Templemore College while training to become a Garda.
I'm hoping my postgraduate certificate in policing , intelligence and counter terrorism from Macquarie University, Sydney will stand to me in future internal job applications.
I plan to upgrade my postgrad cert to a postgrad diploma.