Written answers

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Department of Justice and Equality

Departmental Data

Photo of Paul DonnellyPaul Donnelly (Dublin West, Sinn Fein)
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392. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to the Dublin Metropolitan Region west roads policing unit as of 1 January 2021 and 20 September 2022, in tabular form. [46825/22]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources is made in light of identified operational demands. This includes decisions on the deployment of personnel among the various Garda Divisions. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.

I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of policing priorities and crime trends, to ensure their optimum use. I understand that it is a matter for the Divisional Chief Superintendent to determine the optimum distribution of duties among the personnel available to them, having regard to the profile of each area within the Division and its specific needs.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the number of Gardaí attached to Roads Policing duty in DMR West Division at 31 December 2020 and at 31 August 2022, the latest date for which figures are available.

DMR West Division  Inspector Sergeant Garda Total
31-Dec-20 0 2 17 19
31-Aug-22 0 2 14 16

* The above information is based upon operational data which has been provided by An Garda Síochána and may be liable to change.

In the interest of transparency, a detailed breakdown of Garda numbers is available on my Department’s website. This information is updated every month with the latest data provided by An Garda Síochána. Information on the Garda workforce, Garda staff and other Garda statistics are available from the following link:

An Garda Síochána – Your Police Service - Some facts and figures


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