An Garda Síochána has a proud tradition in serving communities and protecting the State with over 16,000 Garda members, Civilians and Reserve members who are committed to delivering a functioning police and security service. This is the cornerstone of a democratic and progressive society. We believe that effective and efficient policing depends on securing the confidence, support and cooperation of local communities and engaging with those communities. In order to ensure we achieve this, members of An Garda Síochána are guided by three simple Policing Principles which state that policing services must be provided:

Independent and impartially
In a manner that respects human rights
In a manner that supports the proper and effective administration of justice.

Address: Portlaoise Garda Station, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 XW68