Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (821)

John Brady

Ceist:

821. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of civilian staff attached to the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and sub-district in tabular form. [32995/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda staff strength attached to the Wicklow Garda Division and stations from 2009 to 30 June 2019, as provided by the Garda Commissioner, is outlined in the following table.

Wicklow

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Bray

11

11

11

10

8

9

9

10

11

11

14

Baltinglass

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

Blessington

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

Wicklow

6

6

5

5

5

5

5

6

7

8

9

Arklow

1

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

2

2

2

Greystones

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Ashford

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

Total

24

25

24

24

22

23

22

23

26

27

31

I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that as of 30 June 2019, there were  31 Garda Staff assigned to the Wicklow Division. As of 31 May 2019, there were 2,675 Garda Staff employed by An Garda Síochána undertaking a range of administrative and technical duties across the organisation.

More generally, the Deputy will be aware, the Government's vision is for a Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 to include 15,000 Garda members and 4,000 Garda Staff.  The projected 4,000 Garda Staff represents a medium-term target of 20% of the Garda full-time workforce comprised of civilians.

The continued growth of civilianisation within An Garda Síochána is supported by the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.  This Report states that civilianisation should be seen as part of the strategic vision for the organisation, building a stronger skill mix and delivering a better service to the public.

Question No. 822 answered with Question No. 699.