Andrew Lacey


Andrew Lacey is an Inspector with An Garda Siochana (Irish Police) joining in the year 2001 after

graduating with a BA in Insurance & European Studies from the University of Limerick. Over his

career Andrew was attached to Community Policing units in Dublin City and Limerick City as well as 6

years as a Detective Garda. Andrew was awarded LLB in Law (Graduate Entry) in 2008 and a BA in

Human Recourse Management in 2010 with the University of Limerick. In 2013, he completed

Masters in Criminal Law (LLM) in University College Cork (UCC). Andrew went on to serve as a

Sergeant for 2 years before taking up a position in the National Garda Training College lecturing on the BA in Applied Policing (recruitment) program. Within his move to training Andrew progressed to Crime Management Training where he was appointed the course director of the postgraduate diploma in Serious Crime Investigation, a program accredited by University of Limerick designed for Senior Investigating Officers.


Andrew recently completed his PhD research with the University of Limerick (Centre Crime Justice Victim Studies), The research examined the departure from adversarialism in the Irish Criminal Justice process and the emerging transition towards dispositive justice and diversion. Andrew recently completed a specialist diploma in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship with the University’s Centre for Teaching & Learning and for the past 3 years has lectured in Criminal Procedure on the BA-Applied Policing and Criminal Justice program in the School of Law. Andrew has spent the last 2 years as an Inspector in the Limerick Division focusing on community engagement policing and District Court Prosecutions. Andrew is a certified hate crime trainer for law enforcement in Europe with the Office for Democratic Institutions & Human Rights.


Finally in his current role Andrew was appointment as the implementation team leader for the establishment of a Full time CIT response in Ireland which involves significant multiagency collaborations and a broad range of local, national and international experience in law enforcement and mental health.


Andrew joins The CopDoc Podcast on May 3rd, 2021.