Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Questions (588)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

588. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Justice the civilian staff numbers in An Garda Síochána per grade; the number of PTE and FTE equivalents annually for the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34565/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters and deployment of resources. The allocation of Garda resources is made in light of identified operational demand. This includes deployment of personnel among the various Garda Divisions. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.

An Garda Síochána has been allocated an unprecedented budget of €1.952 billion for 2021. This level of funding is enabling sustained, ongoing recruitment of Garda members and staff. As a result, Garda numbers are now some 14,600 Garda members and over 3,000 Garda staff nationwide. Budget 2021 will allow for the recruitment of up to 620 new Gardaí and an extra 500 Garda staff.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the table below shows the number of Garda Staff as requested by the Deputy at end December from 2015 to 2019 and as at 31/10/2020:

2015 Staff

2015 WTE

2016 Staff

2016 WTE

2017 Staff

2017 WTE

2018 Staff

2018 WTE

2019 Staff

2019 WTE

2020 Staff

2020 WTE

Professional/Technical

60

59

60

60

55

54

55

54

60

59.13

59

58.4

CAO

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Ex. Dir HR&PD

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Ex. Dir Finance

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

Ex. Dir IT

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

Ex. Dir Strategy & Performance

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Ex. Dir Legal & Compliance

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Chief Data Officer

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

Director

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Principal Officer

5

5

5

5

9

9

15

15

19

19

21

21

Assistant Principal Officer

13

12.6

18

18

30

30

37

37

44

44

69

69

Higher Executive Officer

78

77.131

86

85

113

112

141

139.80

146

145

125

124

Administrative Officer

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

7

14

14

Executive Officer

93

90.731

96

93.631

325

316.055

388

377.73

726

715.18

750

740.20

Staff Officer/District Finance Officer

190

183.886

181

175.986

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Clerical Officer

1,412

1,317.329

1,406

1,310.265

1,514

1,419.279

1,635

1,540.40

1,786

1,698.16

1,936

1,848

Totals

1,856

1,7506.67

1,857

1,752.88

2,053

1,947.334

2,278

2,170.93

2,795

2,694.47

2,305

2,880.6

Industrials

59

52.6

50

44.8

48

43.8

71

69.30

68

67.30

60

59.30

Non-Industrials

417

205.947

401

201.20

389

200.62

360

189.20

355

182.10

321

178.70

Total

476

258.547

451

246

437

244.42

431

258.5

423

249.4

381

238

Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) numbers are provided to indicate that Garda Staff work on a number of different work-sharing patterns of varying hours. The WTE number reflects the number of whole time staff required to work the number of hours provided by the staff actually employed.

The Deputy may wish to be aware that information on Garda staff, the Garda Workforce and other relevant statistics are available at the following link:

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

Question No. 589 answered with Question No. 586.