Twenty-six newly-promoted garda sergeants have taken up their positions in the North Western Region.
The sergeants are among a cohort of 113 gardaí who were promoted by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at the end of January.
The promotions increased the numbers of sergeants across all regions. The North Western region encompasses Galway, Mayo/Roscommon/Longford, Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim and Cavan/Monaghan/Louth.
The numbers assigned are:
North Western Region: 26
Eastern Region: 16
Dublin Metropolitan Region: 35
Southern Region: 29
Bureaus/Specialist Units: 7
This brings the total number of garda sergeants to 2,079, the highest number of members at sergeant rank since 2010.
Deputy Commissioner, Policing & Security, John Twomey said: “The appointment and allocation of these additional 113 Sergeants will increase our supervisory capacity, which was a key request by Garda members at all ranks under the Garda Cultural Audit, and will enable us to enhance the delivery of community-focused policing as part of the Garda Operating Model.”