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Chief Superintendent Competition 2020

Selection Competition for Appointment to Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána

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 August 2020. 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 4 December 2020.

A total of 62 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:

Applications for Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána Competition 2020

By Gender

No. of Applicants By Employing Organisation No. of Applicants
Male 55 Garda Síochána 58
Female 7 PSNI 4
Total 62    

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

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

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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