The Policing Authority has published its draft Code of Ethics for the Garda Síochána and is now calling for submissions on the draft code.
The Authority invited preliminary views on the Code of Ethics in April of this year. Following a period of research and consideration of the submissions received, the Authority has developed an initial draft Code which is now available on our website.
This call for preliminary views and comments is an important opportunity for interested members of the public, employees of the Garda Síochána, civil society organisations and relevant statutory bodies to offer their views on the draft Code. Responses to this consultation should be received no later than close of business on Friday 23 September 2016. After this date the Authority will, giving due consideration to all submissions received, proceed to finalise the Code of Ethics before the statutory deadline of 31 December 2016.
In addition, the Authority will be holding a consultation event on Thursday 8 September 2016 at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2. The morning session from 10.0012.30 will cover the Garda Code of Ethics. The event will be designed to elicit as much feedback as possible from attendees and members of the public can register to attend the event using the link available on our website.