Mark Toland, Chief Inspector

 DCI Mark Toland

Mr Mark Toland was appointed Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate in November, 2017.

He joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1980 where he served for 30 years prior to retiring in 2010. During his career Mark performed a wide variety of policing duties at both uniform and detective ranks. At one stage he was responsible for training student officers at Hendon and managing in excess of 4,000 new recruit officers. As Chief Superintendent, he spent a total of seven years managing three busy, diverse and challenging London boroughs. While at one of these boroughs, Brent, he led three major undercover operations in tackling gangs, guns and violent crime while also responsible for the security and policing of major events at Wembley Stadium, Lords Cricket Ground and Twickenham Rugby Stadium.

In 2010 Mark was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished police service. He was awarded a Diploma in Achieving Business Excellence from Newcastle College and completed a research course at Cambridge University.

Mark was appointed Deputy Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate in June 2012 a position he held for four and a half years. Prior to returning to the Inspectorate Mark served as a member of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

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