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Policing Reform

In September 2018, the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (CoFPI) published a Report outlining a clear vision and roadmap for strengthening An Garda Síochána and the broader national framework for policing, security and community safety.

A wide-ranging consultation undertaken by the Commission led to the development of 10 Key Principles for the future of policing in Ireland, and a comprehensive set of recommendations to meet not just current, but also future challenges.

A Policing Service for our Future has been developed in cooperation with stakeholders from across the public service and, in particular, with the Department of Justice and An Garda Síochána to implement the recommendations contained in the CoFPI Report.

The below infographic represents some of the progress made under A Policing Service for our Future.

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The Plan

The Plan is broken down in to four stages of implementation, namely:

1 The Building Blocks Phase 6 months duration
2 The Launching Phase 6 months duration
3 The Scaling Phase 18 months duration
4 The Consolidation Phase 12 – 18 months duration (currently envisaged)

The first two phases of A Policing Service for our Future (the Building Blocks and Launching Phases) have been completed. The third phase – the Scaling Phase – commenced in October 2020. This is the critical phase of the programme of reform, during which the programme gains momentum. The delivery of the majority of the actions will be started or executed during the Scaling Phase.

Throughout implementation, the Policing Reform Implementation Programme Office will be reviewing and updating this living plan as required, and maintaining ambitious but realistic commitments, timeframes and milestones. The latest iteration of A Policing Service for our Future covering the Scaling Phase (October 2020 to March 2022), is available here .