Panel of Candidates for Appointment to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána
The Policing Authority has undertaken a selection competition for the purpose of making appointments to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. The competition was announced on the Policing Authority website on 10 May 2018. Officers with at least two years at the rank of Inspector in the Garda Síochána or the PSNI were eligible to apply.
The competition was carried out in accordance with the Authority's functions under section 13 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 relating to appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent, the governing regulations and the Authority’s Statement of Practice for the competition.
The Authority established a panel of candidates based on the Order of Merit determined by the Selection Board for this competition at its meeting of 26 July 2018.
A total of 59 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:
Applications for Superintendent in the Garda Síochána Competition 2018
No. of Applicants
By Employing Organisation
No. of Applicants
The Authority has notified its intention to the Garda Síochána and the PSNI of undertaking a competition in the coming months for the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána, asking for potential candidates to be made aware of the Authority’s intention to hold this competition.
Information about the Application Process
Information about the application process is set out in the ‘Candidate's Information Booklet’ which includes the job specification, the process for the section competition, details on how to apply and the Terms and Conditions for the competition. Candidates should read this document carefully.
The Candidate's Information Booklet is available by clicking here .
The Video Assessment User Guide is available here
The Application Form for the selection competition is available by clicking here .
If candidates have any queries about the application process, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions. If your query is not listed, you may contact the Appointments Unit of the Policing Authority at (01) 8589058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice and Underlying Regulations
This competition will be undertaken in accordance with the practices set out in the “Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice for the conduct of a selection competition for appointment to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. For candidates’ reference, this document is available by clicking here
Candidates may also wish to note that the underlying law governing the selection competition is contained in the “Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent, and Superintendent) Regulations 2016” which are available by clicking the following link http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/641/made/en/print
The Policing Authority policy on canvassing can be viewed here.
The Policing Authority Candidate Privacy Notice can be viewed here
Request for Review
The request for review form is available here
The 'Policing Authority Clearance Process for Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána' can be viewed here