An Garda Síochána has confirmed that the new force uniform will become operational commencing at 7am today Monday 15th August 2022.
This change, during the 100th anniversary year of the founding of An Garda Síochána, is only the third time that An Garda Síochána has undertaken a formal change of the Garda uniform.
Over the past number of months a logistical operation delivered the new uniform to approximately 13,000 members of An Garda Síochána of Garda, Sergeant and Inspector rank, in excess of 560 Garda stations across every Garda Region, Division, District nationwide. Logistics were also in place to facilitate size changes and returns across the organisation.
The new contemporary uniform incorporates elements such as durability, protection and functionality and the new elements consist of:
Two tone Soft Shell Jacket
Two Tone Waterproof Jacket
Garda Blue Polo Shirt
Practical Base layers
This is the first time that elements of the uniform, other than the uniform cap, will feature the Garda Crest and demonstrates the respect held by An Garda Síochána for this unique symbol as we enter the second century of policing in Ireland.
The current uniform cap remains in operation as a unique and distinctive element of the Garda uniform.
Earlier this morning Commissioner Harris joined Garda members at Tallaght Garda Station to showcase our new practical, operational uniform which goes-live from today. #Garda100 pic.twitter.com/zqht8yWPvC
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) August 15, 2022