The Policing Authority congratulates and welcomes Drew Harris, who has this morning taken up the position of Garda Commissioner.
The Authority looks forward to engaging with Commissioner Harris and working with him in the years ahead towards a shared objective of ensuring a modern, professional Garda service which deserves and enjoys the trust and support of the people.
The Policing Authority today (8 August 2018) has published two significant reports which are available on the Authority’s website.
Today’s publication of the report of the Garda Síochána independent Culture Audit is a significant step in culture reform in the Garda Síochána.
The Policing Authority today welcomed the resumed publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office following a year of suspension.
The Policing Authority welcomes the advertisement today, Friday March 9th 2018, by the Public Appointments Service (PAS), of the recruitment competition for the new Garda Commissioner.
The Policing Authority is aware of recent media reports regarding material relating to the issue of the classification of homicide data and for this reason thought it might be useful to set out its oversight work on this matter.
The Policing Authority today published the Report of the review undertaken by Crowe Horwath on its behalf regarding matters relating to Mandatory Intoxicant Testing and the Incorrect Issuing of Summonses by the Garda Síochána Instead of Fixed Charged Notices.
Following the retirement of the Garda Commissioner yesterday, the Policing Authority has immediately commenced consideration and research on the process to identify and appoint the next Commissioner of the Garda Síochána.