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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
By gender
No. of Candidates
By Employing Organisation
No. of Candidates
By Rank
No. Of Candidates
Male
68
Garda Síochána
73
Superintendent
69
Female
7
PSNI
2
Other ranks
6
Total
75
Total
76
Total
75



Competition Documents


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

Canvassing

The Policing Authority policy on canvassing can be viewed here.

Privacy

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


Clearance


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