The Human Resource Management (HRM) section has a vital role in An Garda Síochána in the recruitment and deployment of Garda staff, the key resource of any policing service.
Some 40 Garda and civilian personnel manage the HR needs of more than 13,500 members of An Garda Síochána. In a rapidly changing HR environment the pressures to effect change and ensure the efficient use of resources is ever present.
Significant challenges include:
• The introduction and expansion of the Garda Reserve,
• The Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (Croke Park) & the Garda Transformation Agenda,
• An Garda Síochána, Human Resources Strategy 2011 -2013,
• A more complex legal and technical workload.
Chief Superintendent John Grogan leads the HR Management Team consisting of experienced and accredited professionals. Given the developmental role of Human Resources in modern organisations, the Team’s staff profile is constantly evolving in order to meet the challenges posed by external drivers for change and an increasingly technical working environment. A key aspect of this process is the integrated use of both Garda and Civilian staff with crucial HR skill sets and management qualifications.
An Garda Siochána’s vision ‘Excellent People Delivering Policing Excellence’ begins with effective recruitment. The process is then continued through:
• Specialist appointment
Garda HRM is constantly evolving through the development of a progressive HR Strategy and the increased use of technology and qualified professional staff.
Garda HRM can be contacted at:
Human Resource Management
Tel: +353 1 6662353
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BRANCHS -
Garda Training College
Garda HR Directorate
Garda Professional Standards Unit
Human Resource Management Division