Irish Garda selects Hyder Consulting for national assignment

Irish Garda selects Hyder Consulting for national assignment

3 May 2007– Hyder Consulting has been awarded a contract for specialist consulting services by An Garda Sochna, the National Police Force of the Republic of Ireland. The work is to develop the organisational structure charting defining An Garda Sochna’s detailed operational radio communications requirements for the planned new nationwide TETRA-based National Digital Radio Service (NDRS) in Ireland.

Commenting on the award, Hyder Consulting’s Head of Technology Group, Pete Prater said: “This is an important first step in preparing An Garda Sochna to adopt the NDRS. We are very proud to have been selected to provide these services, and will be providing an experienced team of professional mobile radio and management consultants. Our team have worked on similar implementations throughout the world and have particular experience of managing the adoption of the UK Airwave service for a number of user organisations. We are convinced that this background, plus our team’s prior knowledge of An Garda Sochna’s operations, were significant factors in our selection”.

Tony Gray, Hyder’s Project Manager, added “The assignment requires us to develop a process for capturing the organisational structure, radio communications requirements and usage patterns of An Garda Sochna, recognising the different roles, operational tasks and positions within the organisation. With one eye on the future, we will also develop plans which are sufficiently flexible to encompass current as well as proposed future operating procedures, plus command and control, user expectations and inter-operability with other Irish emergency services”.

Press Contacts

Graham Whitehead
Head of Communications
Hyder Consulting
Tel: +44(0)20 7904 9056

Pete Prater
Head of Technology Group
Hyder Consulting (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)870 000 3003

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