There are three members of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate – a Chief Inspector and two other members. The Inspectorate is assisted in its work by a team of support staff.

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 states that members of the Garda Inspectorate must have served as a senior officer in the police service of another state or have relevant experience suitable to the position. A member or former member of the Garda Síochána cannot become a member of the Inspectorate. Mr Mark Toland, formerly of the London Metropolitan Police, was appointed Chief Inspector from 6 November 2017. There are two Deputy Chief Inspector (member) posts, one which is held by Ms Pauline Shields and the other by Mr Hugh Hume, both of whom formerly served in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The Three Members of the Inspectorate

Pauline Shields

Pauline Shields

Deputy Chief Inspector

Pauline Shields Biography
Mark Toland

Mark Toland

Chief Inspector

Mark Toland Biography
Hugh Hume

Hugh Hume

Deputy Chief Inspector

Hugh Hume Biography

Staff Support Team in the Inspectorate

Assistant Principal

Paul Mc Donnell

Head of Corporate Affairs

Assistant Principal

Higher Executive Officer

Higher Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Clerical Officer

Service Officer