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Superintendent Competition 2019

Superintendent Competition 2019

The Policing Authority announced a selection competition for the purpose of making appointments to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána on its website on 9 May 2019. Officers with at least two years at the rank of Inspector in the Garda Síochána or the 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 24 July 2019.

A total of 92 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:

Applications for Superintendent in the Garda Síochána Competition 2019
By Gender No. of Applicants By Employing Organisation No. of Applicants
Male 79 Garda Síochána 89
Female 13 PSNI 3
Total 92 Total 92