Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Questions (525)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

525. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank attached to each crime task force within Dublin as of 31 December 2019 and 12 October 2020, in tabular form. [31175/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have sought the relevant figures from An Garda Síochána and will revert to the Deputy as soon as they have been received.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 51
I refer to Parliamentary Question Number 525 which was for answer on 20 October 2020 where you requested the number of Gardaí by rank attached to each crime task force within Dublin as of 31 December 2019 and 12 October 2020, in tabular form. As you may recall, the information you requested could not be obtained in the time available and I undertook to contact you again when the information was to hand.
The requested information has now been provided by An Garda Síochána and accordingly, please note the following;
As you are aware that the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters and deployment of resources, and as Minister I have no role in these matters. I am assured however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of Gardaí by rank attached to each crime task force within Dublin as at 31 December 2019 and 12 October 2020 is set out in the attached appendix.
You may wish to know that detailed information in relation to Garda numbers is available on my Department’s website. This information is updated every month with the latest data provided by An Garda Síochána. This information can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures
I trust this information is of assistance.
Appendix

DMR North

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

31 Dec 2019

20

1

0

12 Oct 2020

19

1

0

DMR South

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

31 Dec 2019

0

0

0

12 Oct 2020

10

0

0

DMR East

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

31 Dec 2019

2

1

0

12 Oct 2020

4

1

0

DMR West

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

31 Dec- 2019

21

2

0

12 Oct 2020

26

2

0

DMR North Central

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

No Crime Task Force in DMR North – BRU finished in Dec. 2018

0

0

0

DMR South Central

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

31 Dec 2019

17

2

1

12 Oct 2020

10

2

1