Fachtna Murphy

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Fachtna Murphy
Official Portrait
18th Commissioner of the Garda Síochána
In office
21 November 2007 – 28 December 2010
Preceded by Noel Conroy
Succeeded by Martin Callinan
Personal details
Born Timoleague, County Cork

Fachtna Murphy was the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána from 2007 to 2010.[1] Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for operational policing strategies in the Garda Síochána.[2] He grew up in Timoleague, County Cork. He joined the Garda Síochána in 1967 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Police Management and a Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations, and has also studied policing methods overseas at both the FBI Academy, Quantico, USA and at the Police College, Bramshill, England.[2]

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