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Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 459.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will provide up to date figures detailing the total deployment of gardaí by region, division, district and sub-district across the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16506/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I am informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength of An Garda Síochána as of 29 February 2012, the latest date for which figure are readily available, was 13,635. In addition, as of the same date, there was 935 Garda Reserves.

The spreadsheets provided to the Deputy show the distribution of 11,712 Gardaí and 935 Garda Reserve members, by Division, District and Garda Station. There are a further 1,923 Gardaí attached to the various national units such as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, Liaison and Protection and other such units.

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