Midlands Garda Appointed Deputy Commissioner

She'll be joined by the deputy chief of the Toronto Police in Canada.

The deputy chief of the Toronto Police in Canada is to become a deputy garda commissioner. 

The government approved of Shawna Coxon's appointment yesterday, and she will take up the role in April. 

She was one of two deputy commissioners ratified by the cabinet yesterday. 

Current acting deputy commissioner, Anne Marie McMahon - who lives in Laois - has been appointed with immediate effect. 

Ms. McMahon was Acting Deputy Commissioner, Governance, Strategy and Performance, An Garda Síochána.

She's served in An Garda Síochána since 1986 in a variety of roles including Assistant Commissioner, Southern Region; Head of Training in the Garda College; Chief Superintendent, Community Engagement; and Superintendent, Bruff and Roxboro Districts.

She also served with the UN mission in Cambodia in 1993.

The County Clare native was appointed Acting Deputy Commissioner in 2020. 

Deputy Commissioner McMahon has a Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching, Smurfit Business School; a MBS Human Resource Management, University of Limerick; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Police Management, Garda College (HETAC), and a Diploma in Management, University of Limerick.

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