Garda Dog Unit

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The Garda Dog Support Unit (Irish: Aonad Gadhar an Gharda Síochána) is a unit of the Garda Síochána, the police force of Ireland.

It is part of the Operational Support Unit which provides specialist support to Gardaí nationwide. The Operational Support Unit consists of:

Formed in 1960, its main duties involve assisting in public order situations and searches.

There are 19 dogs in the unit, which is based at Kilmainham Garda Station, but there are also dog handlers in Cork and Limerick.

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