Tuesday 17 October 2017

Superintendents poorly funded to deal with burden of complaints

'The main reason for the rising number of complaints is the burgeoning oversight industry, which has meant that superintendents are being held to account for the actions of their staff.' Photo: Collins
'The main reason for the rising number of complaints is the burgeoning oversight industry, which has meant that superintendents are being held to account for the actions of their staff.' Photo: Collins
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Compared to those representing the lower ranks of the Garda force, the association that caters for superintendents has a poorly funded piggy bank.

With only 166 members, the association earns relatively little from its annual subscriptions.

As a result of this, it cannot provide the necessary financial backing to ensure that superintendents can be certain of satisfactory legal support if they fall foul of either the garda authorities or the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

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