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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris inspecting new’ Gardaí at the Garda Training College, Templemore, County Tipperary last month

The changes mean recruits will undertake most of their education from their homes on an e-learning platform before gaining practical experience in frontline policing.

It will also mean students will deploy to stations with little or no practical training. However, these students will not typically deploy on the streets and will not be able to perform arrests…

Coronavirus: Garda recruits to be deployed after just one week in Templemore (Irish Times)

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14 thoughts on “Fast Tracked

  1. Type0Negative

    This feels like that bit in westerns where a new sheriff hands out deputy badges to the whole town to fight off the bandits.
    There’s a point where you have to question the value of having people with what amounts to zero training underfoot.

  2. Harry Robertson

    This is like when they gave out free licences back in the day and free Junior certs in 2020…

    1. ReproBertie

      “these students will not typically deploy on the streets and will not be able to perform arrests”
      So they’ll be in the barracks doing paperwork. What a trip!

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