The 12-month pilot programme will see all serious crime investigation centralised in Anglesea Street station, while community engagement policing will be directed locally on the northside and southside by two superintendents.
From Monday, the existing districts of Gurranabraher, Mayfield, Togher and Anglesea Street will no longer apply. Instead, Superintendent Michael Maguire will head up community engagement policing for the entire northside, based in Mayfield station. Superintendent Charlie Barry will do likewise for the southside and remain in Togher.
Superintendent Mick Comyns will head up crime investigation for Cork city, taking charge of the division’s detectives. He moves from Mayfield to Anglesea Street.
Superintendent Colm O’Sullivan will also move to Anglesea Street, from Gurranabraher, and be in charge of governance. There will also be an administration hub in Anglesea Street station.
Superintendent Comyns said: “All the administration previously being done in district offices is being centralised to Anglesea Street and will be done by civilians.”
The pilot is being headed up at a national level by Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn, who previously served as Chief Superintendent in Cork city.