gardaeru wrote: »
I just have a few questions out of curiosity relating to armed units of the Gardaí:
What is the difference between the ERU and ASU? Having said that, what is the RSU? What is the PSNI equivalent?
What rank of Garda carry firearms regularly? I mean do regular rank and file, sergeants or superintendents carry?
Last question, what guns do they carry? I know that the armed United usually have sub machine guns and some have Sig P226 or P99s, but do any carry Glocks?
AnMuinteoirOg wrote: »
RSU and ASU are same thing. ASU are more a response and assistance unit. ERU deal with more planned operations.
POGAN wrote: »
RSU was setup since 2008 outside DMR then 2016 ASU was setup within the DMR. All RSU now units are called ASU ( RSU is no more) all are part of the new special crime operation command.
mikeecho wrote: »
Which is a bit silly.
When someone calls for a Romeo Sierra.. you know what to expect.. when you call for Alpha Sierra.. you get something else.. that isnt as effective at knocking down a door.