Selection Competition for Appointment to Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána
The Policing Authority intends to hold a selection competition for the purpose of appointing a person(s) to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána. Applications are invited from eligible persons who wish to be considered for appointment to this rank.
Eligibility to apply for this Selection Competition
The following persons are eligible to apply for a competition for appointment to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána:
- a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Inspector who has served not less than 2 years in that rank on the date on which the competition commences, i.e. 16 January 2020;
- a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) not below the rank of Inspector who has served not less than 2 years in that rank on the date on which the competition commences, i.e. 16 January 2020.
Information about the selection process
Information about the selection process is described in the Candidate Information Booklet, which details the different stages of the selection competition and provides information on how to apply. Candidates should read this document carefully.
The Candidate Information Booklet, the application form and other relevant documents are available below.
Statement of Practice for this competition and underlying regulations.
This competition will be undertaken in accordance with the “Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice for the conduct of a selection competition for the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána” and the “Garda Síochána (Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent) Regulations 2016”.
The Statement of Practice and Regulations are available below.
Closing Date for Applications
The closing date for this competition is 3pm, Thursday 16th January 2020.
If candidates have any queries about the application process, they may contact the Appointments Unit of the Policing Authority at (01) 8589058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate Information Booklet Assistant Commissioner 2020
Application Form Assistant Commissioner 2020
Statement of Practice Assistant Commissioner Competition 2020
Candidate Privacy Notice
Policing Authority Clearance Process
Practice Note in Relation to Canvassing
Regulations Governing Selection Competitions S.I. 641 of 2016