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Assistant Commissioner, North Western Region


Name: Michael McElgunn

Appointed: 30 May 2022

Career highlights:

He has 31 years’ experience of various security and policing roles.

He formed part of the team which investigated the murder of journalist, Veronica Guerin, in 1996.

He has served at the Criminal Assets Bureau, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Finglas Garda Stations and Security & Intelligence Section (Garda HQ).

He held the position of Chief Superintendent, at Dublin South Central Division, for the last two years. 


He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Police Leadership (UCD).

A post grad in Governance and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, USA.