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Chief Superintendent Competition 2018

The Policing Authority has completed a selection competition for the purpose of making appointments to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. The competition was announced on the Policing Authority website on 08 August 2018. Officers with at least two years at the rank of Inspector in the Garda Síochána or the Police Service of Northern Ireland (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 20 November 2018.

A total of 75 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:

Candidates for Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána Competition 2018
By gender No. of Candidates By Employing Organisation No. of Candidates By rank No. of Candidates
Male 68 Garda Síochána 73 Superintendent 69
Female 7 PSNI 2 Other ranks 6
Total 75 Total 75 Total 75

Information about the application process is set out in the ‘Candidate Information Booklet’ for the competition which includes the job specification, the process for the section competition, details on how to apply and the Terms and Conditions for the competition. 

The Candidate Information Booklet and Application Form are available below.

Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice and Underlying Regulations

  1. 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
  2. This competition was 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 Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána” which is available below. 

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