Call for Research: The experience of policing in Ireland by diverse and minority communities

The Policing Authority invites tenders for the provision of a research report on the experience of policing in Ireland amongst diverse and minority communities. Policing diverse and minority communities’ poses a challenge to every police service, including the Garda Síochána. It has an impact on the volume and nature of interactions between the police and members of diverse and minority communities (‘under-policing’ or ‘over-policing’ and profiling, including racial profiling), which in turn can affect levels of trust and confidence in the police, perception of police legitimacy and cooperation with officers. Thus, the objective of this commissioned research is to achieve a better understanding of the way members of diverse and minority communities in Ireland are currently experiencing and perceiving policing. Relevant deadlines are below and RFT 193990 can be found here on eTenders.



Key dates

Tender Launch

8th July 2021

Q&A uploaded to the tender

By week end 16th July 2021

Queries close

24th August 2021 at 15:00

Tender closes

31st August 2021  at 15:00

Evaluation commences

September 2021

Notification of results

By end of September 2021

Standstill Period

14 calendar days after the results of the competition have been released.