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Garda HR Directorate

Athlumney HouseThe Directorate is responsible for most of the administrative and transactional HR functions for all Garda members and Garda staff. Among the HR functions administered in Athlumney House are pay & pensions; sick leave and other leave schemes; records, data protection and file management; and administration and statistics. In addition, the HR Directorate plays a leading role in other civilian HR matters such as resource management, discipline and industrial relations. 

The Garda Commissioner is the appropriate authority for Garda staff. Apart from the administrative support duties in Garda Stations and offices, Gardan staff are involved in the provision of essential roles in a wide range of managerial, professional, technical and industrial functions. Civilianisation has also enabled the establishment or expansion of some vital services which are wholly or largely provided by Garda staff – including the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Garda Information Services Centre, the Garda Central Vetting Unit, the Fixed Charge Processing Office and the Communications Centre.

Garda and Garda Staff Numbers

 The Garda strength as at 31st October 2018 stood at 13,876 and the civilian strength as at 31st October 2018 stood at 2,373.3 - see 'Numbers' table for summary detail.  A full breakdown by rank and grade is outlined under the tables 'Garda Numbers' and 'Garda Staff Numbers'. 

The Garda Trainee recruitment campaign continues. The first class of 2018 entered the Garda College in January.  A further class entered in April, July and October.  

Sanctions for the recruitment of additional and new Garda Staff posts are continuing to be received from the Policing Authority and work continues on recruiting to these posts. 

Please note the footnotes on each table which identify that the information provided is reflective of that information available to the Garda HR Directorate at a point in time and may vary due to operational requirements. Consequently, please be aware that figures provided are current as of the table's date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Garda numbers as on the 31st October 2018 
RANK END OF LAST MONTH ATTESTED RETIREMENTS ETC.  NET CHANGE (includes all movement including promotions etc.) TOTAL AT END OF MONTH
Commissioner 0 0 0 0 1
Deputy Commissioner 1 0 1 0 1
Assistant Commissioner 9 0 0 0 9
Chief Superintendent 46 0 0 0 46
Superintendent 162 0 2 + 6 4 166
Inspector 242 0 -6 -6 236
Sergeant 1,997 0 -9 -9 1,988
Garda 11,449 0 -20 -20 11,429
Total 13,907 0 0 -31 13,876
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 96
Work-Sharing** 57
Secondments (Overseas etc) 19
Maternity Leave 84
Unpaid Maternity Leave 48

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 114 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31st October 2018
Professional/Technical 54.4
Administrative 2,058.8
Industrial 260.1
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent) 2,373.3

# Figures provided are current as of the above dates and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31st October 2018
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 9 79 546 639
SOUTHERN 0 0 0 1 4 10 68 460 543
NORTHERN 0 0 0 1 5 6 83 603 698
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 4 10 86 601 702
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 12 93 546 656
EASTERN 0 0 0 1 3 7 52 309 372
DMR OFFICE 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 60 70
TRAFFIC DIVISION 0 0 0 1 2 2 10 98 113
TOTAL 0 0 1 7 27 57 498 3,223 3,793
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 6 16 42 231 295
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 7 21 41 436 2,992 3,498
Divisions other than DMR as on 31st October 2018
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
WICKLOW 0 0 0 1 3 4 43 259 310
LOUTH 0 0 0 1 3 2 48 272 326
MEATH 0 0 0 1 3 5 42 266 317
WESTMEATH 0 0 1 1 3 4 40 221 270
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 3 6 48 302 360
KILDARE 0 0 0 1 3 4 52 324 384
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 5 40 259 308
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 5 42 272 323

KILKENNY/
CARLOW

0 0 1 1 4 6 48 275 335
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 5 52 329 392
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 8 100 582 698
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 1 3 7 49 273 333
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 4 4 44 251 304
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 5 44 282 335
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 5 9 77 488 580
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 5 44 266 318
GALWAY 0 0 1 1 8 8 86 484 588

ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD

0 0 0 1 4 4 52 259 320
MAYO 0 0 0 1 5 3 52 274 335

SLIGO/
LEITRIM

0 0 1 1 3 6 47 241 299
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 7 48 342 402

CAVAN/
MONAGHAN

0 0 0 1 5 7 50 285 348
TOTAL 0 0 5 22 85 119 1,148 6,806 8,185
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 9 20 133 526 688

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 5 22 76 99 1,015 6,280 7,497
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31st October 2018
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 1 3 17 54 60 362 1,400 1,898
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 9 24 30 168 794 1,025
Of which Uniform total 1 1 3 8 30 30 194 606 873

Garda Numbers by Station

Garda Reserve Numbers by Station

(A small number of Stations currently have no Garda member assigned to it, the service is provided to these stations by the Community / District Headquarters Station)

Legend: Comm = Commissioner, D/Comm = Deputy Commissioner, A/Comm = Assistant Commissioner, C/Supt = Chief Superintendent, Supt. = Superintendent, Insp. = Inspector, Sergt. = Sergeant, Gda = Garda.
 
Figures provided are current as of the above date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The numbers provided above may vary based on current operational needs identified by local management.

Garda Staff as on 31st October 2018
Professional/Technical Administrative Industrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post) 1 Chief Administrative Officer 1 General Operative 11
Senior Solicitor 1

Executive Director HR & People Development

1 Electrician 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Finance 1 Store keeper 0
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director IT 1 Carpenter 1
Occupational Health Physician 1 Executive Director Strategy & Transformation 1 Charge Hand 1
Nurse 3 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Plumber 1
Head of Training and Development 0 Director of Communications 1 Traffic Warden 4
Teacher 16.6 Driver 14.8
Professional Accountant Grade 1 5 Principal Officer* 13 Store man 4
Professional Accountant Grade II 2.8 Assistant Principal** 35 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade III 1 Higher Executive Officer*** 138 Groom 2
Researcher 2 Executive Officer**** 366 Catering Staff 28
Photographer 3 Clerical Officers 1,499.9
Cartographer 2 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 144
Accident Damage Co-coordinator 1 Service Attendant 31
Technical Supervisor 1 Seasonal Cleaner 7.3
Workshop Supervisor 1 Service Officer 7
Sub-Total 54.4 2,058.8 260.1
GRAND TOTAL: 2,351 (Whole-time equivalent)

* Includes 1 Head of Analysis Service (Currently vacant)
** Includes 2 Deputy Head of Analysis Service
*** Includes 26 Senior Crime & Policing Analysts.
**** Includes 8 Crime & Policing Analysts

Figures provided are current as of the above date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.