Guardians of the peace

                                                                 ***********************        Garda   Siochana           **************************

                        The Garda Siochana  Is the police force in Ireland. Often known as the Gardaí or the Guards. They patrol the streets investigate

           crimes. Protect VIP s  visiting dignitaries also our President and Government ministers. There are several specialist units attached to an Garda.

          There is a detective branch  armed support unit also known as ERU. The Gardaí is headed up by the Garda commissioner and other high

          ranking officers . Their headquarters is located in our main park the Phoenix park in Dublin. This also houses our Presidents residence

          Aras an Uachtarian.

        A Garda starts his / her training in the training center in Templemore in county Tipperary and then he / she gets assigned to a Garda station.

       There are also reserve Gardaí in the force.      Female Gardaí  were once known as bangharda but now are  just called  Garda.

       There is also the forensic unit / the sub aqua unit / the murder squad / missing persons / the crime unit and the Garda traffic unit  who carry out  

       regular checkpoints to help maintain  safe standards of driving on our nations roads along with the Garda mounted unit for crowd control  assisted

       by the Garda air support unit. and also the dog unit when required

       Gardaí have the powers to search / arrest / issue penalty points and issue notice of impending court appearance  for crimes committed in their 


       Never drink and drive     Never use  excessive speed .    You will still reach your destination  and most of all  watch for cyclists and pedestrians. .

       and obey the rules of the road.






                                                                                                        Picking up the scent

                                                                                                             Ready  to serve

                                                                                                        Smartly dressed

                                                                                                     Ready for inspection

                                                                                                               On Patrol