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Assistant Commissioner Organised & Serious Crime

Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll

Title: Assistant Commissioner Organised & Serious Crime

Name: John O'Driscoll

Native Of: Dublin

Appointed: May 2016

Joined: 1981

Career Highlights:

Assistant Commissioner O'Driscoll assumes responsibility for Organised & Serious Crime.

1981 Assigned to Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin.

1984 Assigned to a Crime Task Force (CTF) operating within Dublin Metropolitan Area (DMA).

1987 Appointed as detective and served at Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin.

1991 Promoted to sergeant and served at Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

1992 Transferred to Store Street, Dublin and served as sergeant-in-charge of Community Policing.

1993 Assigned role of sergeant-in-charge of Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) north-central divisional drug unit.

1998 Promoted to inspector and served at Bridewell, Dublin.

2000 Transferred to newly formed Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), where assigned role of detective inspector-in-charge of Operations.

2002 Promoted to superintendent and served at Swinford, Co. Mayo.

2004 Transferred to Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) where initially as detective superintendent was responsible for border controls and later Operations and Investigations.

(2005 Headed Evaluation & Recovery team that travelled to Thailand for the purpose of recovering remains of deceased Irish nationals who were victims of an East Asia tsunami).

2008 Promoted to chief superintendent and served at Community Relations & Community Policing.

2009 Assigned role of head of bureau at Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).

2014 Assigned role of head of bureau at Garda National Drug Unit (GNDU).

2015 Assigned role of head of bureau at National Bureau of Criminal Investigation(NBCI) and Garda Technical Bureau (GTB)

2016 Promoted to Assistant Commissioner at Organised & Serious Crime.


1991 B.A. (Public Administration): Institute of Public Administration (IPA).

2000 M.Sc. (Drugs & Alcohol Policy): Trinity College, Dublin.

2009 Certificate (Project Management): Waterford Institute of Technology.
   (Higher Certificate in Business in Small Business Enterprise (Single Subject)

2015 Advanced Diploma: (Asylum & Immigration Law) Kings Inns, Dublin