Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (182)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

182. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of traffic corps gardaí operating in each Garda division each year since its establishment; the current divisional numbers in tabular format; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29878/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that the Garda 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.

The Traffic Corps was established in late 2004 and its personnel strength on 31 December 2005 to 2012 and on 30 April 2013, the latest date for which figures are readily available, was as set out in the table hereunder. The Deputy should be aware that a number of Divisional re-alignments took place in 2008 and 2009 and are reflected in the table.

Division

13

12

11

10

09

08

07

06

05

D.M.R.S.C

24

25

25

25

27

22

25

28

17

D.M.R.N.C

19

19

19

20

22

22

23

18

16

D.M.R.N

18

18

21

22

27

22

18

18

18

D.M.R.E

15

15

17

19

18

13

22

19

17

D.M.R.S

13

13

15

16

19

16

22

20

19

D.M.R.W

21

21

22

22

22

20

20

20

18

D.M.R Traffic

137

144

149

155

156

148

151

136

138

Waterford/ Kilkenny

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

64

44

31

16

Wexford/ Wicklow

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

41

29

16

Waterford

19

22

25

26

31

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wexford

16

16

21

25

29

33

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tipperary

24

26

28

31

40

46

27

22

13

Kilkenny/ Carlow

35

36

37

38

39

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cork City

42

45

49

48

51

55

49

39

25

Cork North

34

37

39

40

41

41

36

26

14

Cork West

24

25

28

28

27

35

23

18

11

Kerry

23

25

31

35

35

35

30

23

15

Limerick

31

32

30

34

33

35

32

25

17

Donegal

30

30

32

42

34

39

30

30

23

Cavan/ Monaghan

28

30

29

36

38

37

33

25

16

Sligo/ Leitrim

32

34

33

34

34

26

25

24

15

Louth

20

22

25

25

30

32

N/A

N/A

N/A

Clare

18

18

25

24

29

31

29

19

13

Mayo

16

17

22

27

29

32

26

23

16

Galway

39

40

41

51

47

38

34

30

23

Roscommon/ East Galway

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

29

27

22

16

Longford/ Westmeath

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

48

36

26

14

Louth/Meath

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

57

46

28

Roscommon/ Longford

23

23

25

23

23

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Westmeath

24

24

26

29

27

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Carlow/Kildare

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

58

47

28

21

Meath

24

22

29

31

30

42

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kildare

40

41

41

40

36

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laois/ Offaly

26

26

31

35

42

44

39

27

15

Wicklow

24

24

25

30

30

30

N/a

N/A

N/A

* D.M.R.S.C = Dublin Metropolitan Region South Central

* D.M.R.N.C = Dublin Metropolitan Region North Central

* D.M.R.N = Dublin Metropolitan Region North

* D.M.R.E = Dublin Metropolitan Region East

* D.M.R.S = Dublin Metropolitan South

* D.M.R.W = Dublin Metropolitan West

In addition to the Divisional allocation, Gardaí at the rank of Chief Superintendent, Superintendent or Inspector are also allocated to the Traffic Corps on a Regional basis as set out in the table hereunder:

Region

13

12

11

10

09

08

07

06

05

D.M.R.

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

N/A

Eastern

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

N/A

N/A

Western

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

N/A

N/A

Southern

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

N/A

N/A

South East

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

N/A

N/A

Northern

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

N/A

N/A