Garda Charter

Garda Charter for Victims of Crime – their commitment to victims

An Garda Síochána’s commitment to victims is outlined in the Garda Charter for Victims of Crime, which is available at Garda charter for crime victims. (pdf)

All members of An Garda Síochána are trained to treat victims with dignity and respect, and the charter recognises the “special place” victims have in the criminal justice system.

The Gardaí will establish a helpful and supportive relationship with victims, with special regard for their needs and concerns.

Special arrangements will be made for different categories of victims, including older people, people with any form of disability and victims of rape and domestic violence.


If you are not satisfied with the Garda investigation the following options are available:


  • You can write to your local Superintendent or you can make an appointment to speak to him/her personally.


  • You can contact the Garda Victim Liaison Office at Community Relations & Community Policing Section, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2.