What We Do
Oversight of Policing
Public Awareness and Engagement
Our vision is an ethical, effective, human rights based policing service that merits and enjoys the confidence of the increasingly diverse people it serves.
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The Authority has 9 members – the chairperson and 8 ordinary members. Members are appointed by the Government following a selection process run by the Public Appointments Service. The Authority is supported by a team of core staff headed up by the Chief Executive Officer.
Good corporate governance is central to how the Authority successfully delivers its statutory obligations.
Our Governance Framework describes the structures, policies and processes that are in place to deliver on these obligations. It also provides for an objective assessment of management and corporate performance.
Freedom of Information
The Policing Authority is committed to its key value of transparency and publishes its minutes and reports on an ongoing basis. In addition, under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 information held by the Policing Authority, which is not routinely available through other sources, can be requested.
The Authority procures goods and services based on competitive tendering processes.
The Authority is a modern, progressive employer which prides itself on its professional and agile workforce and friendly and supportive culture. A civil service employer, the Authority believes in providing an excellent working environment and appropriate career development opportunities.
The Authority is always mindful of its commitment to serving the interests of the public in its work. We welcome and, from time to time, actively seek the contributions and views of the public and stakeholders on our strategies and policies and offer an opportunity to highlight issues that you consider we should prioritise.
Quality Customer Service
The Authority is committed to providing a high quality service to its customers. Our Customer Service Charter sets out our role and the standards of service that you can expect from us.
An important objective of the Policing Authority is to add to the body of knowledge in respect of policing in Ireland, to identify best practice, and to contribute to national and international benchmarking. The Authority has commissioned a range of research in pursuit of this objective.
The onset of the COVID-19 crisis resulted in additional powers being granted to the Garda Síochána, as well as greater demands being placed on the organisation. In the context of additional powers being given to the Garda Síochána, oversight of policing became even more relevant and more critical.
The Authority is committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. Personal information can be requested under The Data Protection Act and GDPR.