On Monday 25th April students from the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme visited Henry Street Garda Station.
Course Director of the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme, Dr Ger Coffey, said:
“This opportunity to experience an insight into the workings of a Garda Station, meet with members of An Garda Síochána and hear their experiences provided a forum for students to further their knowledge of policing and human rights in the criminal justice process. This visit was very beneficial to facilitate students’ understanding of the practicalities associated with, and the challenges of policing in contemporary Ireland. We are very grateful to Sergeant John Flanagan and his colleagues at Henry Street for facilitating our visit.”
Students were given a tour of the station by Sergeant John Flanagan (student on the Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme) which included the reception area, interview rooms, detention cells, communications room and talked to a number of Gardaí about their work. They also got to view an array of Garda equipment and visited the evidenser (breathalyser) room and were instructed on the operation of the electronic fingerprint system.