Mark Toland, Chief Inspector

 DCI Mark Toland

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

Mark was appointed to the Metropolitan Police Service in 1980 where he served for 30 years prior to retiring in 2010. He rose through the ranks of policing performing both uniform and detective duties. During his career Mark was responsible for training student officers at Hendon and managing in excess of 4,000 new recruit officers. As Chief Superintendent, he spent seven years managing three busy, diverse and challenging London boroughs. While at Brent he led three major undercover operations in tackling gangs, guns and violent crime. In addition, he also held responsibility for 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 Síochana in June 2012 a position he held for four and a half years. In December 2016 he was appointed as a member to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

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