Written answers

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Training

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Labour)
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To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if all the recommendations in the An Garda Síochána Training and Development Review Group Report 2009 have been fully implemented; if not, when the outstanding recommendations will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57446/12]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that An Garda Síochána is continuing to implement the recommendations of the report taking into account the changed economic climate and the subsequent impact on the availability of resources.

The terms of reference for the Review of Training and Development were to "examine all training and development in An Garda Síochána for Garda and Civilian personnel and to make recommendations for the future". The project aimed to ensure that people entering the organisation and throughout their career received the highest quality training in line with international best standards delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner and ensuring value for the training investment.

While a majority of the report's recommendations are either implemented, completed or being progressed, it is not possible to give a precise timetable for full implementation. In particular, some of the recommendations relate to Garda student/probation training, and implementation of any such recommendations will be linked to a resumption of recruitment.


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