Hugh Hume, Deputy Chief Inspector


 Hugh Hume

Mr. Hugh Hume was appointed as a Deputy Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate in November 2017. Prior to his appointment in the Inspectorate, he served as a police officer in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) for almost 3I years.  During his career, Hugh has performed a variety of different policing roles including training, community policing, public order and crime  investigation. He was the District Commander in Strabane, Co Tyrone for a period of seven years and served as a D/Superintendent in the Border area.

In March 2011, he was appointed as a Detective Chief Superintendent to the Crime Operations Department. Between that date and his retirement in October 2017, he  was in charge of the use of specialist resources including  Air Support, Firearms Officers,  ANPR, Surveillance and latterly Intelligence. He was awarded a Bsc (hons) Degree in Policing and Police Studies and studied leadership through programmes managed by Harvard and St Andrews University. Hugh was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2016 for distinguished police service.

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