Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána
Chapter 7 - Management of Overtime Expenditure in An Garda Síochána

9:00 am

Mr. Drew Harris:

International best practice is adopting a partnership approach. I have a responsibility. I am proactively asking the organisation what is going on, or if people have issues with individuals with whom they work. It involves drug testing where there is a suspicion surrounding individuals and in the case of persons in high risk positions such as those who carry firearms or are in charge of high speed pursuit vehicles. These are common practices in other police services and we want to introduce them as a way of ensuring there is integrity within the organisation. In the course of doing this we may come across information or intelligence which suggests-----


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