The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nóirín O’Sullivan, former Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, the Republic of Ireland’s police force, as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe.
The Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe is a newly created position at the IACP, and an instrumental step by the association to further expand its global reach and representation. For the first time in IACP’s history, a staff member will be based outside of the United States to help enhance the services to our worldwide membership that is located in 150 countries.
Commissioner O’Sullivan brings to the IACP over 30 years of invaluable law enforcement experience. Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has shown an unwavering commitment to the law enforcement profession, and will be a great asset to the association and the global profession.
O’Sullivan served as the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána from March 2014 – September 2017. She was the first woman to lead the Gardai in its 92-year history. She has had a long and decorated history within the Gardai, first joining in 1981. O’Sullivan is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute’s law-enforcement course for police chiefs worldwide. She also holds first class honors in diploma and MA courses in business and advanced management from the Michael Smurfit School of Business in University College Dublin (UCD). In 2015, she was honored at the UCD foundation day alumni awards receiving the Alumni Business Award. Sullivan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Ulster for Distinguished Public Service. She is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program – Driving Government Performance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
The IACP is honored to have former Commissioner O’Sullivan join us. Commissioner O’Sullivan will arrive later in the Fall and will be based in Ireland.