Nóirín O’Sullivan lands top job at international policing association

It will be the first time the IACP has a staff member based outside the US

Nóirín O’Sullivan lands top job at international policing association

Noirin O'Sullivan talking to the media in Dublin Castle in 2015 | Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been named as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

The position is a newly-created one at the organisation.

The IACP says it is "an instrumental step by the association to further expand its global reach and representation".

Ms O’Sullivan is to be based in Ireland, marking the first time in IACP’s history that a staff member will be based outside of the United States.

It says this is "to help enhance the services to our worldwide membership".

The association has members located in 150 countries.

Ms O’Sullivan served as Garda Commissioner from March 2014 to September 2017, having resigned due to what she said was "an unending cycle of requests, questions, instructions and public hearings involving various agencies" about her position.

She also stated at the time that she was not leaving her role to take up another job, adding: "I may decide to take on some other interesting and exciting challenge down the line."

She was the first woman to lead the force in its 92-year history.

The IACP says Ms O’Sullivan will take up in her new post in the autumn.

The IACP is headquartered in the US state of Virginia, and was set up to advance the science and art of police services.

Since 1893, the IACP has been serving the needs of the law enforcement community. Throughout those past 100-plus years, we have been launching historically acclaimed programs, conducting groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to our membership around the globe.