Selection Competition for Appointment to the rank of Chief Superintendent
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 08 August 2018. 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 20 November 2018.
A total of 75 applications were received with a breakdown by gender and organisation as follows:
Candidates for Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána Competition 2018
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By Employing Organisation
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The Candidate Information Booklet is available by clicking here.
Chief Super Video Assessment User Guide
The Application Form for the selection competition is available by clicking here.
Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice and Underlying Regulations
This competition will be 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”. For candidates’ reference, this document is available by clicking here
Candidates may also wish to note that the underlying law governing the selection competition is contained in 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 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/641/made/en/print
The Policing Authority policy on canvassing can be viewed here.
The Policing Authority Candidate Privacy Notice can be viewed here
Request for Review
The request form for a candidate seeking a review is available here
The “Policing Authority Clearance Process for Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána” can be viewed here