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Garda Appointments

Press Release

Policing Authority welcomes recruitment competition for new Deputy Commissioner

The Policing Authority welcomes the advertisement today, Friday 23 August 2019, by the Public Appointments Service (PAS), of the recruitment competition for a new Deputy Commissioner of the Garda Síochána.

The Authority has been requested by the Government to nominate a person for appointment to the position of Deputy Commissioner and has invited the PAS, as required by legislation, to undertake a recruitment and selection process for this purpose in accordance with the requirements relating to knowledge, ability and suitability for the position which have been prepared by the Authority and approved by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

There is a unique opportunity for a new Deputy Commissioner to contribute to the strategic development and transformation of the Irish police service in the context of the Irish Government’s commitment to a major reform programme, as outlined in the Government’s four year implementation plan for A Policing Service for the Future, which gives effect to the recommendations of the report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

A highly qualified and experienced candidate with the ability to drive positive change across the organisation is sought for this extremely challenging and key role. Applications are welcomed from candidates of an appropriate calibre from a policing background. In order to fulfil the role, the successful candidate will have held a senior rank at the level of at least Assistant Commissioner or equivalent, be an experienced police officer and have a proven track record of working at a strategic level, including the leadership of law enforcement officers and staff at senior leadership level.

Further information and application details for the role of Deputy Commissioner in An Garda Síochána can be accessed here. The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm on Friday 13 September 2019.