2001 Chief Superintendent
2005 Assistant Commissioner
2007 Deputy Commissioner
On appointment to Assistant Commissioner he assumed responsibility for National Support Services, including all Units with national remit – the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation; the Garda National Drugs Unit; the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation; the Criminal Assets Bureau; the Garda Technical Bureau; the Garda National Immigration Bureau; and the Operational Support Unit (including the Garda Air Support, Mounted, Dog and Water Units).
In January, 2007 Martin Callinan was appointed to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, with responsibility for Strategy and Change Management where in establishing this aspect of policing, he operationalised the Strategic Imperative Implementation Framework, as illustrated in the Garda Síochána Policing Plan, 2007.
He was subsequently appointed Deputy Commissioner in Operations in November 2007 where he was responsible for all operational policing and national security within the State.
In December 2010 Martin Callinan was appointed Commissioner.
Commissioner Callinan has served in Waterford, Blanchardstown, Cabra, the former Central Detective Unit, Pearse Street, Terenure, Swinford, Crime and Security Section and Operations at Garda Headquarters.
Commissioner Callinan holds a BA (Hons) in Police Management. In 1995 he undertook Management training at the FBI Academy, Quantico, where he also recently completed the National Executive Institute programme, designed for Chiefs of Police, worldwide.