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Garda Commissioner Welcomes Appointment of Assistant Commissioner by Policing Authority

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has welcomed today’s appointment by the Policing Authority of Pat Clavin as an Assistant Commissioner in An Garda Síochána.

Pat Clavin had been an Acting Assistant Commissioner, Governance and Accountability since April 2020.

Prior to being appointed as an Acting Assistant Commissioner, Pat Clavin was most recently a Detective Chief Superintendent heading the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Commissioner Harris said, "This appointment is very welcome. Pat has 39 years of policing experience across a wide variety of roles and areas in An Garda Síochána. His operational and professional standards experience will be of immense benefit to the organisation,” said Commissioner Harris.

Most recently Assistant Commissioner Clavin had been Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau since mid-2016. He was previously Chief Superintendent, Garda Professional Standards Unit, Chief Superintendent, Internal Affairs, and Chief Superintendent, DMR West. He was also a Superintendent in a number of Garda districts. 

The Policing Authority’s press release on this appointment can be found here https://www.policingauthority.ie/en/news/policing-authority-appoints-assistant-commissioner-in-the-gs