Police/Garda Sochna Multilingual Resources

Guide to Police Services

The Garda Sochna (Ireland's Police Service) have produced a guide to police services and made it available in several languages.

Arabic Chinese English French
Irish Latvian Lithuanian Polish
Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish

Crime Prevention/Community Safety

The Garda have also produced thirteen crime prevention and community safety information sheets which are available below in 10 different languages
. The leaflets are available here in English.

Arabic French Latvian Lithuanian
Mandarin Chinese Polish PortugueseRomanian
Russian Spanish

Jobs with the Irish Police Force

If you are interested in making a career in the Irish Police Force, you can look at the Garda Sochna website (
www.garda.ie) which provides information on a Garda (Police) career in the following languages:-
Chinese French Latvian Lithuanian
Polish Portuguese RomanianRussian

Garda Charter

The Garda have produced a Garda Charter. This takes account of both the support and expectations of victims and developments in victim support services and networks. The Garda Charter is available here in English and in 11 more languages below.
Chinese French Irish Italian
Latvian Lithuanian Polish Romanian
Russian Spanish Yoruba

Victim Impact Statement

If an offence comes to trial and the result is a "Guilty" verdict, the victim of certain crimes (sexual offences, violent crime, or any case where the judge thinks it appropriate) can make a Victim Impact Statement to the court to help the judge decide on the right sentence, taking in to account the damage done by the crime.

An Garda Sochna, in partnership with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Victims of Crime Office, have developed Guidelines entitled ‘Making a Victim Impact Statement’ to help victims of crime to draw up their statements.

These guidelines are available on the Garda Sochna website in 12 languages. You can find the link to each language version below.

Arabic Chinese English French
Irish Latvian Lithuanian Polish
Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish