Who is Rory Keating?

Rory receiving an award from the Garda Commissioner

“In over 30 years working in An Garda Siochana and especially the Scenes of Crime Unit I have witnessed numerous distressing and sad situations. I have attended hundreds of crime scenes and it has become glaringly obvious to me that in the vast majority of cases a properly installed professional alarm system would have operated as a deterrent to the crime in the first place.”

Rory Keating has extensive and detailed experience in all aspects of security issues, spanning over thirty years  in An Garda Siochana. Prior to his retirement Rory was employed as a Garda in the Scenes of Crime Unit attached to the Galway Division of An Garda Siochana. This is a specialised unit responsible for the forensic investigation of all serious crime within the Galway Division i.e. County area of Galway.

OSCE badge from An Garda Siochana

Rory was attached to the Garda Technical Bureau, Fingerprint Section, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, before transferring to Galway. He was stationed there for a period of 5 years during which he successfully completed overseas courses in Fingerprints, Scenes of Crime, Crime Scene Photography, Fire and Arson. He gained valuable experience in the forensic investigation of the most serious crimes such as murder, arson etc whilst attached to the Technical Bureau.

He was seconded by An Garda Siochana to the OSCE in Croatia for a year working as a police monitor during the Croatia. Bosnia conflict, before returning  to Dublin in 2000.

He was attached to various stations and crimes units in the Dublin Metropolitan Area from 1986 to 2000, he held a fire arms permit while attached to the Crime Task Force DMA West from 1998 to 2000.

Rory holds a diploma as a Pharmaceutical Technician from Trinity College prior to joining An Garda Siochana. He is also qualified in Alarm Installation and has had Hi-Tech Training in Dublin.