Tralee Gardaí Facilitate Programme For Transition Year Students

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Supt Dan Keane, Sgt Tim O’Keeffe with students participating in the An Garda Siobhana Orientation Programme

AN Garda Siochana at Tralee Garda Station commenced a programme for Transition Year students on Friday.

It will be attended for four Fridays in November by students from Tralee based schools, Mercy Mounthawk and Presentation Secondary School and schools from around Kerry including Tarbert Comprehensive, St Brendan’s Killarney, Presentation Secondary Castleisland and Meanscoil Nua an Leith-Triuigh, Castlegregory.

The programme has been organised by the Community Policing Unit of Tralee Garda Station and on the first morning of the programme, the students were welcomed to Tralee Garda Station by Superintendent Dan Keane and Sergeant-in-Charge Tim O’Keeffe.

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Sgt O’Keeffe and students.

The objective of the four day programme is to provide an experience of how a Garda Station operates and the attending students will also receive tours of the Tralee Court House and the Garda College in Templemore.

They will further benefit from information talks from specialist units including the Drugs Unit, Detective Branch, Juvenile Liaison Office, Crime Prevention Office, Garda Victims Services Office, Community Policing, Immigration, Public Services Vehicles & Forensic Collision Investigation and will attend a mock crime scene with the Scene of Crime Unit and experience the practical operations of this unit.

It is envisaged that this programme will offer students an up-close appreciation of the pivotal role that An Garda Siochana plays in our society and that it will impart to them an insight into the fulfilling nature of a career with An Garda Siochana.

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