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What is GSOC?

Advice and Service you can trust The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was set up in 2007 to provide efficient, fair and independent oversight of policing in Ireland.

Its vision is to be a driver of ever-improving police accountability.

Its principal role is to deal with complaints about the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána.

Latest news

Read the report on the most recent public interest investigation undertaken by GSOC, into an incident on Henry St., Dublin in March 2015.

Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified individuals for appointment as Chairperson of GSOC. For more information please see our careers page.

For the latest news, press releases and witness appeals please visit the mediaroom.

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Operational figures

Statistical Information View details of the Garda Ombudsman's operations. Learn More >>

How to make a complaint

If you are directly affected by what you believe is misbehaviour of a member of the Garda Síochána, you can complain to the Garda Ombudsman.

Find out more about the process.

Go directly to the Online Complaint Form OR download a Paper Complaint Form (PDF).

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Recent Publications

• Report following fact-finding investigation into possible disclosure of confidential information

• Report into allegations of the provision of alcohol to certain gardaí and related issues

• Annual Report for 2013

• Tuarascáil Bliantúil 2013

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