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Assistant Commissioner, Governance and Accountability

Assistant Commission Patrick Clavin

Title: Assistant Commissioner Governance and Accountability

Name: Patrick Clavin

Native Of: County Meath

Appointed: May 2020

Joined: 1982

Career Highlights:

Joined An Garda Síochána in 1982 – Served in Dun Laoghaire, DMR East
1992 - Promoted to Sergeant and served in Carrick-on-Shannon, Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire
2000 - Promoted to Inspector and served in the Garda National Immigration Bureau as Detective Inspector
2005 - Promoted to Superintendent and served in Cahir, Lucan and Blanchardstown
2012 - Promoted to Chief Superintendent and served in Change Management, Garda Professional Standards Unit, Divisional Officer, DMR West and as Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau
2020 - Appointed as Assistant Commissioner, Governance and Accountability


BA Public Management, Institute of Public Administration – 1995

MSc. (Economics) in Policy Studies, University of Dublin (Trinity College) – 1998

Leaders for Tomorrow Programme, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts , USA - 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Police Leadership, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin – 2010

Advanced Diploma in  Corporate,  White Collar and Regulatory Crime. The Honourable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin – 2017

 Strategic Command Course, College of Policing, Royton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, UK - 2019