Sgt Peter Woods wins TISPOL President's Award

Published Sun, 14/10/2018 - 17:57

Congratulations to Sgt Peter Woods, who has won a TISPOL President's Award for his outstanding contribution to road safety. Peter is currently attached to the Dublin Metropolitan Roads Policing Division of An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police Service. He was first attested to the service in 1993 and began his career on beat duties in a suburban station in Dublin. In 1998, he was a member of the team that founded the Garda Mounted Unit and went on to become a leading expert in the tactical deployment of mounted resources in community policing and public order scenarios. He transferred into Roads Policing on promotion to Sergeant in 2007 and currently oversees an Operational Roads Policing Unit. Other duties include providing motorcycle escorts for Ireland’s President and visiting Heads of State. Established in March 2017 following a conversation with a disabled motorist, ‘Operation Enable’ has proven hugely successful garnering both national and international acclaim.