Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (602)

Patrick Costello

Question:

602. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Justice the number of districts and divisions of An Garda Síochána that have protective services units; and the number of personnel assigned to each, in tabular form. [8228/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner has responsibility, by law, for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána and for the allocation and efficient use of Garda resources. This includes responsibility for the distribution of personnel across the various Garda Divisions.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that Divisional Protective Services Units have been rolled out nationwide. Rollout of these Units meets a key commitment in A Policing Service for our Future , the four-year implementation plan giving effect to the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that as of 11 January 2021, the number of personnel assigned to Divisional Protective Service Units is as set out in the following table:

Garda Region

Garda Division

Insp

Sgt

Gardaí

Total

DMR

DMR East

1

2

10

13

DMR

DMR North Central

1

2

10

13

DMR

DMR North

4

19

23

DMR

DMR South Central

1

3

15

19

DMR

DMR South

4

18

22

DMR (2 x Units)

DMR West

1

4

23

28

Eastern Region

Kildare

1

6

7

Eastern Region

Kilkenny / Carlow

1

2

13

16

Eastern Region

Laois / Offaly

1

6

7

Eastern Region

Meath / Westmeath

1

2

10

13

Eastern Region

Waterford

1

2

13

16

Eastern Region

Wexford

1

4

5

Eastern Region

Wicklow

2

10

12

North Western Region

Cavan / Monaghan

1

2

10

13

North Western Region

Donegal

1

1

5

7

North Western Region

Galway

2

15

17

North Western Region

Louth

1

2

10

13

North Western Region

Mayo

1

8

9

North Western Region

Roscommon / Longford

1

1

5

7

North Western Region

Sligo / Leitrim

1

1

5

7

Southern Region

Clare

1

1

5

7

Southern Region

Cork City

1

2

14

17

Southern Region

Cork West

1

2

10

13

Southern Region

Cork North

2

8

10

Southern Region

Kerry

1

9

10

Southern Region

Limerick

1

1

12

14

Southern Region

Tipperary

1

6

7

TOTAL

16

50

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