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An Garda Siochana (AGS) delegate achieves designing out crime qualification

A delegate from the AGS has become the first of his colleagues to achieve the Level 5 designing out crime accredited qualification with the Academy.

The Garda National Crime Prevention Unit is supporting officers both as direct entrants and through a distance learning route to undertake what is recognised as the required specialist qualification for Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs).

The Academy’s distance learning route recognises prior experience and learning (RPEL) which enables experienced DOCOs to draw on evidence from up to three years prior to starting the Level 5 accredited qualification which they then map against the assessment criteria to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention-Designing Out Crime accredited qualification.