Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (660)

Seán Kenny

Question:

660. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank in the community policing unit in the Garda R and J districts in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22399/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of personnel, including Community Gardaí, among the Garda Regions, Divisions, and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.

The Deputy will be aware that all Gardaí have responsibility, inter alia, to deal with Community Policing issues as and when they arise. I have however been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of each Garda Station in the Coolock (R) and Raheny (J) Garda Districts broken down by Gardaí, Garda Reserves and the number of Community Gardaí by rank, on 31 December 2011 to 2013 and on 31 March 2014, the latest date for which figures are readily available, is set out in the table hereunder.

Station

2011

2012

2013

2014

Gda

Re

Gda

Re

Gda

Re

Gda

Re

Coolock

117

13

114

9

112

8

112

8

Malahide

35

2

34

4

34

1

33

2

Swords

77

10

77

7

74

10

73

10

Clontarf

77

5

72

2

69

4

69

4

Howth

39

4

42

4

38

3

39

3

Raheny

68

6

64

5

62

8

60

8

*Gda = Garda, Re = Reserve Garda

Community Gardaí by rank

-

2011

2012

Station

Insp.

Sgt.

Gda

Insp.

Sgt.

Gda

Coolock

0

2

11

0

2

17

Malahide

0

0

3

0

0

7

Swords

0

1

7

0

2

12

Clontarf

0

1

6

0

0

6

Howth

0

0

4

0

0

4

Raheny

0

1

5

0

1

5

-

2013

2014

Station

Insp.

Sgt.

Gda

Insp.

Sgt.

Gda

Coolock

0

2

13

0

2

13

Malahide

0

0

6

0

0

6

Swords

0

2

11

0

2

11

Clontarf

0

0

4

0

0

4

Howth

0

0

4

0

0

4

Raheny

0

1

4

0

1

4