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389. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the initial and ongoing self-defence and combat training provided to gardaí in Templemore, County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13035/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the Garda College provides training for students undergoing the Officer and Public Safety Training module as part of the B.A. (Applied Policing) Degree programme. The module includes units on Crime Scene Management, Positive Presence - Compliant Subject, Passive Resistance, Active Resistance, Assaultive Behaviour and First Responder. The training contains a range of systems including Self Defence techniques, Handcuff Training, Incapacitate Spray Training and Retractable Baton Training.
The Garda College also provides training to instructors from each Garda Division who deliver Handcuff Training, Incapacitate Spray Training and Retractable Baton Training to Gardaí as part of their ongoing Continuous Professional Development training.