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Assistant Commissioner, Dublin Metropolitan Region


Title: Assistant Commissioner Dublin Metropolitan Region

Name: Angela Willis

Native of: County Mayo

Appointed: 30th May, 2022.

Joined: 1990

Career Highlights: 

Assistant Commissioner Angela Willis has thirty years of policing experience having served in a variety of operational roles including frontline and specialist policing in Dublin and the Northwestern Region throughout her career.

Angela has held specialist roles as superintendent and detective superintendent at Operational Support Services, the Garda National Immigration Bureau, and Serious Crime Review Team prior to being promoted to Chief Superintendent where she held the role of detective chief superintendent and head bureau at the Garda National Technical Bureau, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, prior to taking up her current role in the Dublin Region. 

Angela represented Ireland on the Executive Board of the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MACO-N), Lisbon and was awarded the MAOC-N Medal in recognition of her professionalism, expertise, dedication and collaboration in tackling international drug trafficking in the Atlantic and Mediterranean maritime domain.   


Angela holds the following qualifications:

  • Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation – University of Limerick (2022)
  • Advanced Diploma in Mediation – The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (2022)
  • Graduate Certificate in Serious Crime Investigation – University of Limerick (2021)
  • Certificate in Policing and Human Rights Law in Ireland - University of Limerick (2021)
  • Professional Certificate in Governance - National University of Ireland (2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Police Management - Higher Education and Training Awards Council (2011)
  • Diploma in Senior Investigating Officer Studies – Higher Education and Training Awards Council (2009)

Angela successfully completed the Strategic Command Course with distinction in the College of Policing UK, in 2020 and is a Gold Firearms Commander/Assessor.