Job specs for trainee gardaí to be reviewed
An expert is being drafted in to update the job description of a trainee garda and to make recommendations on a selection process.
A tender process is underway to hire a person or firm to examine the role of gardaí and provide a comprehensive report which will include an overview of the role of Garda Trainee, including a detailed job description.
The report will also detail the competencies needed to perform the role effectively.
It will also make recommendations for the selection process potential recruits will face.
The job description was first drawn up in 1997 and has been updated over time - the last change to the process was the skills test during interview, ahead of the last round of recruitment, according to a tender document published yesterday.