Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (560)

Joe McHugh

Question:

560. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the personnel strength of the Donegal Division of An Garda Síochána that obtained on 31 December in each of the years 2002-2012; if he will declare the distributions by station and District that obtained in the pertinent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8416/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength of each Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division on 31 December 2002 - 31 December 2012 was as set out in the table below.

The Deputy will be aware that the Commissioner is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisation and I have no direct function in the matter. This allocation of resources is constantly monitored in the context of demographics, crime trends, policing needs and other operational strategies in place on a District, Divisional and Regional level to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.

District/Station

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Letterkenny

92

101

94

97

119

129

132

123

114

104

107

Carrigans

8

7

6

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Castlefin

4

4

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

Brocach

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

Newtowncunningham

3

3

3

3

2

2

4

4

4

3

2

Raphoe

7

6

4

6

4

4

4

4

2

3

4

Lifford

15

17

15

14

15

15

13

13

16

17

15

Ballybofey

24

23

24

21

21

22

25

23

25

24

23

Convoy

4

4

3

3

3

4

3

4

4

3

3

Buncrana

34

35

38

41

51

48

50

49

57

50

53

Burnfoot

18

15

13

11

12

14

15

15

5

6

6

Carndonagh

5

4

5

6

5

6

5

5

3

4

3

Clonmanny

3

3

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

2

2

Malin

3

3

3

2

3

7

5

4

4

3

1

Culdaff

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Moville

9

9

8

9

9

9

10

6

6

7

4

Muff

4

4

4

6

4

3

4

4

4

4

3

Milford

20

23

23

23

24

27

31

28

27

27

26

Carrigart

3

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

Kerrykeel

3

3

2

2

2

3

3

4

4

4

4

Kilmacrennan

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

Churchill

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Dunfanaghy

2

3

4

3

4

4

4

3

3

2

2

Craosloch

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Falcarragh

6

6

6

7

6

6

6

9

8

9

9

Ramelton

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

2

2

Rathmullen

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

Glenties

21

24

24

21

22

27

28

26

29

25

19

Annagry

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

Ardara

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

Bunbeag

5

6

6

6

7

8

7

8

11

15

14

Burtonport

2

2

2

3

1

2

2

2

1

1

1

Clougher

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

Doochary

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Closed

Dungloe

6

5

6

7

9

8

11

12

9

8

12

Carrick

2

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Gleann Cholmcille

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Ballyshannon

31

32

33

34

36

35

35

35

47

47

45

Ballintra

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

Bundoran

12

11

11

12

12

12

12

10

8

6

6

Donegal Town

34

34

43

34

32

34

34

37

34

33

32

Pettigo

4

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

Closed

Dunkineely

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

Closed

Na Cealla Beaga

6

7

8

7

7

7

6

6

6

6

6

Mountcharles

3

3

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

Total

416

424

412

417

448

476

488

468

486

444

427