Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (264)

Jim O'Callaghan

Ceist:

264. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of full-time digital forensic specialist posts in the Garda computer crime unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47539/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the recruitment and training of personnel. Further, the allocation of Garda resources and distribution of personnel are a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the following table outlines the number of Garda assigned to the Cyber Crime Unit as at 31 October 2019.

Cyber Crime Bureau 31/10/2019

SU

INS

SG

GD

Total

1

1

4

20

26

I am further informed that the digital forensic specialist posts within the remit of the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau has a personnel strength of 20 sworn members, including four Sergeants and 16 Gardaí, as of 31 October 2019.