The University of Limerick and An Garda Síochána are delighted to announce the signature of an historic Memorandum of Understanding which will see the University of Limerick accredit the BA in Applied Policing delivered in the Garda Síochána College, Templemore. The Garda Síochána College is the national centre for police training, development and education within the Irish state and provides foundation training programme for new recruits and operational training programmes to serving Gardaí, including high level training for senior management. The programme represents best practice in education and uses a combination of formal lecturers, problem based learning, and placement where student skills are developed. The novel programme is being coordinated by Dr Eimear Spain and was developed by the Garda College in collaboration with the School of Law and the School would like to acknowledge the support provided by Dr. Pat Phelan, Associate Registrar, University of Limerick. The School of Law, led by Prof. Shane Kilcommins, looks forward to working with An Garda Síochána in the coming years to ensure the continued success of training and educational initiatives within the Garda College. The lecturing staff in the Garda College will also be undertaking the Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning in UL.
Pictured are: Inspector Brian Conway, Superintendent Sheamus Nolan, Professor Shane Kilcommins, Dr. Eimear Spain and Superintendent Pat McCabe.