The Minister has published the 2013 annual report of the Professional Standards Unit of the Garda Síochána (GPSU).  The function of the GPSU is to examine and review, as directed by the Commissioner, the operational, administrative and management performance of the Garda Síochána at all levels, and to propose measures to improve that performance and promote the highest standard of practice.


The report sets out a summary of the Unit’s activities and achievements during 2013 which include ;  





Commenting on the Report, the Minister said, “The Garda Professional Standards Unit performs a valuable function in the Force in providing an internal audit system on Garda operational, administrative and management performance and in making recommendations aimed at promoting best practice. This is part of an ongoing process of review and evaluation which is an important part of Garda reform”.  

A copy of the Report is available on the department’s website:


 11 July, 2014




Note for Editors :

Section 24(1) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 provides for the establishment of the Garda Professional Standards Unit (GPSU).  The Garda Commissioner is required, under section 24(2) of the Act to submit a report to the Minister by 31 March each year on the activities of the Professional Standards Unit in the preceding year.