Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 766 No. 2

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 178.  Deputy Thomas P. Broughan Information on Thomas P. Broughan Zoom on Thomas P. Broughan  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the number of gardaí by rank in the Garda National Drugs Unit, Garda National Immigration Bureau, Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Criminal Assets Bureau; and if he will provide same as of 1 June 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25860/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of the Garda National Drugs Unit (G.N.D.U.), Garda National Immigration Bureau (G.N.I.B.), Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (G.N.B.C.I.), Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (G.B.F.I.) and the Criminal Assets Bureau (C.A.B.), on the 30 April 2012, the latest date for which figures are readily available, and on 31 May 2011, was set out in the tables:

30 April 2012

Unit C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Garda Total
G.N.D.U. 1 2 4 8 42 57
G.N.I.B 1 1 5 15 144 166
G.N.B.C.I. 1 4 5 23 118 151
G.B.F.I. 1 2 5 15 50 73
C.A.B. 1 1 2 5 27 36

31 May 2011

Unit C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Garda Total
G.N.D.U. 1 2 4 9 44 60
G.N.I.B 1 2 5 19 151 178
G.N.B.C.I. 1 5 8 27 123 164
G.B.F.I. 1 2 5 14 51 73
C.A.B. 1 1 2 5 27 36

There are a further 341 personnel attached to Divisional Drugs Units.

Each of these units is augmented by civilian staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. On the 30 April 2012, the number of civilian staff assigned to each of the units, was as set out in the following table:

[607]30 April 2012

Unit Civilians
G.N.D.U. 5
G.N.I.B 59
G.N.B.C.I. 12
G.B.F.I. 14
C.A.B. 31

Responsibility for the allocation of resources, including personnel, within the Force rests with the Garda Commissioner, in consultation with his senior management team. Resource levels are constantly monitored, in conjunction with crime trends, and the situation is kept under continuing review to ensure optimum use is made of all resources and the best possible service is provided to the public.


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