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Written Answers - Garda Strength

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 396.  Deputy Seán Kenny Information on Seán Kenny Zoom on Seán Kenny  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the number of gardaí by rank currently in the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Garda Technical Bureau; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6868/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (G.B.F.I), Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (N.B.C.I.) and the Garda Technical Bureau broken down by rank, on 31 December 2011, the latest date for which figures are readily available was as set out in the table hereunder:

Unit C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total
G.B.F.I.   1 5 15 49 70
N.B.C.I. 1 4 8 24 121 158
Tech Bureau     4 16 66 86

The Deputy will be aware that the Commissioner, in consultation with his senior management team, is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisation.

Question No. 397 answered with Question No. 390.

Questions Nos. 398 to 400, inclusive, answered with Question No. 69.


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