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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 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.
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.
Since the latter half of February, the Authority has adapted how it carries out its oversight of the Garda Síochána in the context of COVID-19. This has involved frequent, open and effective contact with the Garda Síochána about both their preparedness for and the day-to-day management of policing at this time.