I am a Detective Superintendent in An Garda Síochána, Irelands National Police Force. I have the national policing responsibility for the investigation of Domestic Abuse, Sex Offender Management, Missing Persons and Intelligence related to public protection matters. I am part of the senior management team within the Garda National Protective Services Bureau based in Dublin. The newly appointed bureau deals with Sexual Crime, including Child Abuse, Child Online Exploitation, Domestic Abuse, Sex Offender Management, Missing Persons, Human Trafficking and Organised Prostitution.

I have 32 years policing experience, beginning in 1984 with the Royal Ulster Constabulary, now Police Service of Northern Ireland where I was involved in a number of roles including Intelligence Led Policing and the Investigation of Serious Crime. I am a qualified Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) specialising in the investigation of Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse and Sex Offender Management. I am the first police officer from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to be promoted into an Garda Síochána under new legislation designed to improve the relationship and sharing of experience between both police forces.

I took up my post within An Garda Síochána on 26th March 2015.