Director of Training & Development
The Director of Training & Development is a Chief Superintendent. He is responsible for the research, development, co-ordination and implementation of Garda training programmes as well as the daily management of the College.
The Director reports to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Strategy, Training and Professional Standards. This office’s functions include overseeing the administrative and organisational functions of the college, administering funding for third level courses, administering European Language Courses and European Commission funded programmes and directing protocol regarding graduations, conferring ceremonies, Scott Medal Awards and other ceremonial events in the College.
The Office of the Director of Training & Development administers all the sections attached to the Garda College namely:
- Student Probationer School
- Specialist School
- Management and Supervisory Training
- Continuous Professional Development
- Senior Management Development
- Crime Training Faculty
- Training Development Unit
- Legal Text Revision
Each of these Sections is under the control of a Superintendent or Inspector with the exception of the Training Development Unit which is headed by a Civilian expert.
The Office is responsible for the development of specialised courses within the CEPOL framework for delivery by An Garda Síochána to our partner police forces throughout the European Union.
The Director of Training and Development is also responsible for the Garda Síochána National Quality Service Bureau and oversees the implementation of initiatives designed to improve the quality of service delivered by An Garda Síochána to its customers.