An Garda Síochána has a proud tradition of serving communities and protecting the State with over 16,000 Garda members, Civilians and Reserve members who are committed to delivering a functioning police and security service. The range of duties involved in the day-to-day life of a member of An Garda Síochána are broad and often complex. The organization has evolved since 1922 to become a fully modern, national police service with responsibility for community safety, state security and immigration. To find out more about An Garda Síochána, visit HERE. In this section, you will hear a sample of experiences from retired Gardaí, recorded for our project.