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Our Vision is of a society served by a professional, impartial, constantly improving police organisation which deserves and enjoys the trust and support of the people.

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CJ Strategy - Launch of online public consultation

The Department of Justice and Equality is inviting communities and members of the public to contribute to the development of a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System. The purpose of the strategy is to set out a shared vision for a joined up criminal justice system, to embed and sustain collaborative work, to drive innovation leading to more effective solutions and sanctions, with better outcomes for the public.

More information on the currently proposed direction of the Strategy is available here 

Details on how to have your say can be found here

Chief Superintendent Competition 2020

The Policing Authority intends to hold a selection competition for the purpose of appointing a person(s) to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. Applications are invited from eligible persons who wish to be considered for appointment to this rank.

Oversight of Policing Performance during Covid-19

The Authority published the eigth in a series of reports to the Minister for Justice  on its assessment of policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis on 21 July. The Authority will continue its oversight with a particular focus on the challenges for policing at this time. 

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Policing Authority Meetings

The Policing Authority met  with the Garda Commissioner on Wednesday 30 September.  This meeting is available to watch here

The agenda can be found here

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  • Private Authority meeting and meeting in private with Garda Commissioner

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Our vision is of a society served by a professional, impartial, constantly improving police organisation which deserves and enjoys the trust and support of the people.