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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Garda Siochana

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Garda Siochana were (a) seconded and (b) transferred to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each year since 2005, broken down by (i) rank and (ii) sex. (170489)

I am advised that to date no An Garda Siochana officers have been seconded or transferred to PSNI.

However, since October 2005, 12 An Garda Siochana officers have been on personnel exchanges, for periods of between two and four months, under the auspices of the joint protocols signed by the Garda Commissioner and Chief Constable on 21 February 2005.

Close co-operation between the PSNI and An Garda Siochana continues across a range of areas including human resources, traffic, IT, internal communications, roads, community safety, training, fraud, drugs and immigration.