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Assistant Commissioner Security and Intelligence

Assistant Commissioner Siochana Michael O'Sullivan bio

Title: Assistant Commissioner Security and Intelligence

Name: Michael O'Sullivan

Native Of: Kerry

Appointed: 23rd March 2017

Joined: 1981

Career Highlights:

1992/92:  Duty Officer United Transitional Authority in Cambodia

1994/95: International Monitor ICFY in Serbia and Montenegro

1997/2001: Irish Liaison Officer at EUROPOL HQ, Den Haag, NL

2003: Chief of Operations, Operation PROXIMA, Brussels/Skopje

2004/2008: District Officer/Superintendent: Claremorris Co Mayo, Regional Traffic Department Dublin Castle and H District DMR (North)


    • Divisional Officer/Chief Superintendent: Cork West, Change Management, Sligo/Leitrim, Donegal, Community Relations/Community Policing, DMR(South Central) and DMR (South).

    • Head of Irish delegation to EURO2012 Poland/Ukraine

    • Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of Liaison and Protection, and, Security and Intelligence sections

    • Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Ireland

    • Head of EUROPOL National Unit for Ireland

    • Member of the EUROPOL Management Board


• Advanced Management Diploma in Executive leadership (University College Dublin – Harvard University USA)

• Bachelor of Arts (BA Honours) in Police Management (Higher Education & Training Awards Commission)

• Advanced Certificate in Business Studies - Project Management (Waterford Institute of Technology)

• Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management Development (Institute of Public Administration)

• Certificate in Strategic Intelligence Analysis – Europol/Strategic Intelligence Study Centre

• Completed Franklin Covey Leadership Training Programme