Media Statement: Deep concern over lack of training for Sergeants and Inspectors in respect of new domestic violence laws
“Deep concern over lack of training for Sergeants and Inspectors in respect of new domestic violence laws”
AGSI National Executive issue statement at first meeting of the year
The National Executive of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors have expressed deep concern around the enforcement of new laws contained in the Domestic Violence Act 2018. Their concerns were echoed across the country this week at the Association’s Branch AGMs.
The Domestic Violence Act 2018 came into force on 2nd January. AGSI who represent over 2,000 middle-ranking Gardaí, say that none of their members have received formal training on this new legislation.
“Victims of domestic violence deserve the best protection and support possible. We are calling on the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to prioritise training in this area as a matter of urgency.
Appropriate training delivered in advance of legislation being implemented will ensure the public receives the best possible policing service.”