COVID19 - Gardaí hire 210 extra
community support vehicles
AN Garda Síochána is in
the process of hiring up to 210 additional vehicles
nationwide to help them provide increased community
support and engagement across the country.
Speaking today Deputy Commissioner Twomey stated
that "As a community at this time we need more than
ever to support the most vulnerable in our society,
particularly our elderly and isolated. An Garda
Síochána has always worked closely with our
communities and we continue to do so in these
An Garda Síochána
continue to urge families, neighbours and community
groups to engage with people in line with ‘social
As an organisation, Gardaí across the country are
being asked to actively identify those persons most
at need, particularly those with limited local
family or social support. In these cases An Garda
Síochána will assist.
These ‘contingency’ vehicles will be used to
maintain personal interactions and where needed to
assist and support people, which may include
collecting medical prescriptions, attending hospital
appointments and other supports they may need. They
are not ‘primary response vehicles’.
An Garda Síochána will also use these opportunities
to link identified people into local, national and
state services where appropriate.
Any person with these concerns for themselves or for
a neighbour should contact their local Garda
station. Contact details, including email, for all
Garda stations can be found on the Garda website -