Cavan's armed Garda unit to be launched today

They're based at Cavan Garda Station.

The Garda Commissioner and Justice Minister are to officially launch the Regional Armed Support Unit in Cavan this morning.

Drew Harris and Heather Humphreys will visit the unit and unveil the plaque today.

The unit, which has been up and running for a number of months, is based at Cavan Garda Station.

The ASU has been carrying out work in the region since 2019 but was staffed by Garda officers seconded from other parts of the country.

It is now staffed by officers from the local region who were successful in the recruitment process. The highly-skilled officers are armed and have carried out extensive training.

Three ASU units are now operational in the border region, Cavan, Dundalk and Ballyshannon.

Refurbishment works were carried out at Cavan Garda Station to accommodate the unit.

Commissioner Drew Harris last year told Cavan Joint Policing Committee that he expected the unit to increase in number up to a total complement of five Sergeants and 25 Garda members.