10 Aug 2022

Changing of the guard at Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

Laois has a new Garda superintendent while the man who has been tasked with overseeing policing in the county is moving to Waterford.

Garda Supt Anthony Pettit has been reassigned via transfer to the Waterford Garda District in the latest batch of appointments by Garda HQ.

Garda Supt John Lawless has been transferred to Portlaoise Garda District after being assigned to Birr Garda District in July this year following promotion. He was previously attached to the Westmeath division.

Portlaoise Garda Station is the HQ of policing in Laois, Offaly and now Kildare following reforms of Garda structures. The Chief Superintendent is John Scanlon.

Colin Furlong was promoted to the post of Superintendent in the Birr Garda District.

Latest Garda figures show that there are 386 gardaí in Laois and Offaly with 419 in Kildare. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.