Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (325)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

325. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda asset profilers attached to each Garda division as of 21 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27784/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is a multi-agency statutory body established under the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996. Its primary objective is to identify the proceeds of criminal activities and deprive people of the benefits of such criminal proceeds. The CAB operates nationally and is supported in its work by a network of over 425 trained asset profilers. These asset profilers work hand-in-hand with local Garda management and communities and I am pleased to say this has proved extremely effective.

The Criminal Assets Bureau conducts training courses for Asset Profilers twice per year.  For the most part Asset Profilers are members of An Garda Siochana from local divisions and from special units.  In addition, a small number have been trained from Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.  The information you have requested on the number of Garda asset profilers assigned to each Garda Division is contained in the following table.

Region

Division

Total

Crime & Security

Crime & Security Total

16

DMR

DMR West

27

DMR Traffic (SIU)

2

DMR South Central

14

DMR South

19

DMR North Central

22

DMR North

22

DMR East

11

DMR CTU

3

DMR Total

120

Eastern

Wicklow

8

Westmeath

12

Meath

10

Laois/Offaly

9

Kildare

10

Eastern Total

49

Garda - DSP

DSP

9

Garda - DSP Total

9

Northern

Sligo/Leitrim

9

Louth

12

Donegal

8

Cavan/Monaghan

9

Northern Total

38

Serious Crime Operations

ODCE

3

GNBCI

15

GNPSB

5

GNIB

6

GNECB

7

GNDOCB

12

DMR RSMU

3

Serious Crime Operations Total

51

South Eastern

Wexford

9

Waterford

9

Tipperary

8

Carlow/Kilkenny

7

South Eastern Total

33

Southern

Limerick

12

Kerry

9

Cork West

8

Cork North

7

Cork City

12

Southern Total

48

Western

Roscommon/Longford

9

Mayo

10

Galway

9

Clare

8

Western Total

36

Garda Total

400