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Garda Risk Management Unit

The Garda Risk Management Unit was established on 1st September 2016. The Unit comes under the remit of Assistant Commissioner, Governance & Accountability and is headed by a Superintendent supported by a Garda Staff. The Unit is attached to Garda Headquarters.

The roles and responsibilities of the Garda Risk Management Unit include:

  • Manage and oversee the administration of risk management and provide administrative support to the Chief Risk Officer and the Risk & Policy Governance Board.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to the Chief Risk Officer, the Risk & Policy Governance Board, Deputy Commissioners, the Chief Administrative Officer and all stakeholders.
  • Ensure the directions of the Chief Risk Officer and the Risk & Policy Governance Board are implemented.
  • Update the Corporate Risk Register, considering executive and local risk registers and environmental scans.
  • Provide updates on risk management on an ongoing basis and quarterly returns to the Chief Risk Officer and the Risk & Policy Governance Board.
  • Work closely with those involved in the strategic planning process to ensure that risks are considered in the development of strategies and plans.
  • Maintain, review and update executive level risk registers in consultation with Deputy Commissioners and Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Maintain risk documentation in relation to each corporate risk and ensure the certificate of review is received and filed on a quarterly basis from risk owners.
  • Provide ongoing communications, training and briefings to all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Regularly review An Garda Síochána’s risk policy and procedures, to ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose and in line with best national and international practice.

Email: risk_management@garda.ie