Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Questions (92)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

92. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to each community policing unit in the Coolock Garda District as of 20 May 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22959/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Budget for An Garda Síochána is in excess of €1.7 billion this year. As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, and I, as Minister, do not have responsibility for this matter.

Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.

Community policing is at the heart of An Garda Síochána as it recognises that every community, either urban or rural, has its own concerns and expectations. The role of a community Garda is not a specialist role in An Garda Síochána; rather it is the case that all Gardaí have a role to play in community policing in carrying out their duties. The official categorisation of Community Garda simply refers to those who are exclusively assigned to building relationships with local communities and civil society including giving talks to schools, community groups and others. It is a matter for the Divisional Chief Superintendent to determine the optimum distribution of duties among the personnel available to him or her having regard to the profile of the area and its specific needs.

The strength of the officially categorised Community Gardaí in each station in the DMR North Division on the 30 April 2019, the latest date for which figures are currently available, as supplied by the Garda Commissioner is as set out in the following table.

The Garda strength of the Coolock District for 30 April 2019, as provided by the Commissioner, is in the following file.

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the following link.

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures

COMMUNITY GARDA 30/04/2019

DMR NORTH

INSPECTOR

SERGEANT

GARDA

TOTAL

Balbriggan

0

0

5

5

Ballymun

0

1

7

8

Clontarf

0

0

5

5

Coolock

0

1

3

4

Howth

0

0

1

1

Raheny

0

1

3

4

Santry

0

1

4

5

Skerries

0

0

1

1

Swords

0

1

8

9

Total

0

5

37

42

GARDA STATISTICS MONTH ENDING for D.M.R. NORTH on 30 April 2019

Division

District

Station

GD

SG

IN

SU

CS

AC

Total

D.M.R. NORTH             

BALBRIGGAN             

BALBRIGGAN               

71

9

3

1

84

GARRISTOWN               

2

2

LUSK                     

12

1

13

SKERRIES                 

10

1

11

         

TOTAL

95

11

3

1

110

BALLYMUN               

BALLYMUN                 

103

15

4

2

1

125

DUBLIN AIRPORT           

20

5

25

SANTRY                   

65

8

1

74

TOTAL

188

28

5

2

1

224

COOLOCK                

COOLOCK                  

95

14

5

1

115

MALAHIDE                 

24

3

27

SWORDS                   

68

11

1

80

TOTAL

187

28

6

1

222

RAHENY                 

CLONTARF                 

57

8

65

HOWTH                    

24

4

28

RAHENY                   

65

8

4

1

78

TOTAL

146

20

4

1

171

D.M.R. NORTH              Total

616

87

18

5

1

727