Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (551)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

551. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda juvenile liaison officers assigned to the Dublin metropolitan region north and north central respectively. [34857/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters, and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution under review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities to ensure optimum use is made of the resources. 

I am advised by the Commissioner that Garda Juvenile Liaison Officers (JLOs) are specially trained to fulfil a key role in implementing the Garda Diversion Programme. Their role includes the administration of formal and informal cautions as well as appropriate supervision of children who have been admitted to the Diversion Programme, as provided in Part 4 of the Children Act 2001.

I am informed by the Commissioner that JLOs are assigned on a Garda Divisional basis. Accordingly, for the Deputy's information I have set out in the attached table, as supplied by the Commissioner, the figures by Division in each of the years 2008 to 30 June 2019, the latest date for which figures are currently available.

Juvenile Liaison Officers by Division 2008 -2019

DIVISION

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Jun-19

D.M.R. EAST             

6

6

6

6

4

6

6

6

5

5

6

6

D.M.R. NORTH            

12

12

11

11

11

12

13

13

13

12

12

11

D.M.R. NORTH CENTRAL    

4

4

3

4

4

4

4

4

3

4

5

3

D.M.R. SOUTH            

10

10

10

10

8

10

10

10

10

10

10

8

D.M.R. SOUTH CENTRAL    

5

6

5

5

5

6

5

5

5

5

5

9

D.M.R. WEST             

10

10

11

11

11

11

11

9

11

11

11

11

CARLOW/ KILDARE

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

KILDARE                 

0

2

3

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

LAOIS/ OFFALY          

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

MEATH                   

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

LONGFORD/ WESTMEATH

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WESTMEATH               

0

1

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

WICKLOW                 

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

4

CAVAN / MONAGHAN        

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

DONEGAL                 

3

3

3

3

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

LOUTH                   

2

1

2

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

SLIGO/ LEITRIM         

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

WATERFORD/ KILKENNY

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

KILKENNY/

CARLOW         

0

3

3

3

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

TIPPERARY               

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

WATERFORD               

0

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

3

4

4

4

WEXFORD                 

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

CORK CITY               

7

7

6

8

7

7

7

7

7

10

7

7

CORK NORTH              

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

CORK WEST               

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

KERRY                   

3

3

2

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

LIMERICK                

5

5

6

6

6

6

6

6

4

5

6

6

CLARE                   

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

GALWAY                  

2

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

4

4

MAYO                    

2

2

3

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

ROSCOMMON/ GALWAY EAST

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ROSCOMMON/ LONGFORD    

0

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

TOTAL

109

108

109

115

111

117

116

114

110

114

114

114

For further information on the Garda Workforce please see the link below.

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

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

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