Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Ceisteanna (565, 566, 567, 568, 569)

Frank Feighan

Ceist:

565. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current complement of gardaí working in the Longford Garda Division and the way in which that figure compares to figures from 2010, 2011 and 2012. [8592/13]

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Frank Feighan

Ceist:

566. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current complement of gardaí attached to the Roscommon part of the Roscommon/Longford Garda Division; and the way in which that figure compares to the figures in 2010, 2011 and 2012. [8593/13]

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Frank Feighan

Ceist:

567. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current complement of gardaí attached to Boyle Garda District; and the way in which that figure compares to the figures in 2010, 2011 and 2012. [8594/13]

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Frank Feighan

Ceist:

568. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current complement of gardaí attached to Castlerea Garda District; and the way in which that figure compares to the figures in 2010, 2011 and 2012. [8595/13]

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Frank Feighan

Ceist:

569. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current complement of gardaí attached to Roscommon Garda District; and the way in which that figure compares to the figures in 2010, 2011 and 2012. [8596/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 565 to 569, inclusive, together.

The Deputy will be aware that the Commissioner is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisation and I have no direct function in the matter. This allocation of resources is constantly monitored in the context of demographics, crime trends, policing needs and other operational strategies in place on a District, Divisional and Regional level to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.

I have been informed by the Commissioner that the strengths of each Garda District in the Roscommon/Longford Garda Division for the years requested by the Deputy are as shown on the following table.

Division/District

2010

2011

2012

Longford/Roscommon Garda Division (Total)

301

286

280

Boyle Garda District

41

35

36

Castlerea Garda District

50

46

45

Roscommon Garda District

92

90

87

Granard Garda District

42

41

39

Longford Garda District

76

74

73