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Previous Garda Competition

Chief Superintendent 2023

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 13 January 2023. 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 25 May 2023.

A total of 106 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:

Applications for Chief Superintendent Competition 2023
By Gender No. of Applications By Employing Organisation No. of Applications
Male 88 Garda Síochána 100
Female 18 PSNI 6
Total 106 Total 106