MEDIA PRESS RELEASE
On Monday, 5 September 2022, the School of Law at the University of Limerick was delighted to welcome twenty seven senior-ranking members of An Garda Síochána onto the School's newest postgraduate programme- the Graduate Diploma in Intelligence Management. The programme was launched by course director, Dr. Alan Cusack (School of Law, University of Limerick) together with Superintendent Seán Fallon (Garda National Roads Policing Bureau). Candidates also received a warm welcome address from Assistant Commissioner, Crime & Security Intelligence Service, Orla McPartlin.
Representing the first programme of its kind in Ireland, this new Graduate Diploma in Intelligence Management (Level 9) is delivered over one year through a dynamic, co-curricular model of instruction which involves residential modules at the University of Limerick with assistance from the Garda College in Templemore, coupled with clinical experiential learning within An Garda Síochána. The programme has been specifically designed to provide course participants with a greater understanding of the nature of the GNCSIS region and how the distinct but interconnected sections within it function both in their individual capacity and collectively to deliver this policing and security service.
Speaking about the new diploma, Assistant Commissioner Orla McPartlin, GNCSIS said, “The development and delivery of this academic programme aims to further strengthen and promote the ethos of intelligence-led policing within An Garda Síochána by embedding the National Criminal Intelligence Framework into our organisational skeleton through innovation, problem-solving and the professionalisation of our national intelligence model”
Dr. Alan Cusack, Law Faculty, University of Limerick said “The School of Law was delighted to work with our Garda colleagues in the design and delivery of this innovative, co-curricular programme which aligns with the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland and lays the foundation for a new qualification”
We wish the candidates on this innovative programme every success in their studies for the year ahead.