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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 civilian 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 civilian staff. Apart from the administrative support duties in Garda Stations and offices, civilian 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 civilian 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 Civilian Numbers

The Garda strength as at 31st July 2018 stood at 13,751 and the civilian strength as at 31st July 2018 stood at 2,309.8 - see 'Numbers' table for summary detail.  A full breakdown by rank and grade is outlined under the tables 'Garda Numbers' and 'Civilian Staffing'.  

The Garda Trainee recruitment campaign continues. The first class of 2018 entered the Garda College in January.  A further class entered in April and July with the next intake planned for October.  

Sanctions for the recruitment of additional and new civilian 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 July 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 0
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 0 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 9 0 0 0 9
Chief Superintendent 46 0 0 0 46
Superintendent 162 0 2 -2 160
Inspector 248 0 0 0 248
Sergeant 1,838 0 6 -6 1,832
Garda 11,463 1 10 -9 11,454
Total 13,768 1 18 -17 13,751
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 96
Work-Sharing** 56
Secondments (Overseas etc) 19
Maternity Leave 82
Unpaid Maternity Leave 33

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 112 full time members

Civilian Staffing as at 31st July 2018
Professional/Technical 53.4
Administrative 1,989.4
Industrial 267
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent) 2,309.8

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

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31st July 2018
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 5 13 63 551 633
SOUTHERN 0 0 0 1 3 12 54 468 538
NORTHERN 0 0 0 1 5 8 70 593 677
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 3 12 69 613 698
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 12 77 552 646
EASTERN 0 0 0 1 3 8 47 308 367
DMR OFFICE 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 60 72
TRAFFIC DIVISION 0 0 0 1 2 2 10 91 106
TOTAL 0 0 1 7 26 70 397 3,236 3,737
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 6 9 40 191 246
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 7 20 61 357 3,045 3,491
Divisions other than DMR as on 31st July 2018
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
WICKLOW 0 0 0 1 3 5 40 261 310
LOUTH 0 0 0 1 3 2 46 275 327
MEATH 0 0 0 1 3 6 39 266 315
WESTMEATH 0 0 1 1 3 4 37 220 266
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 2 8 46 298 355
KILDARE 0 0 0 1 3 4 46 318 372
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 5 38 255 302
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 6 38 268 316

KILKENNY/
CARLOW

0 0 1 1 4 6 46 274 332
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 6 51 331 394
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 9 95 578 690
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 1 3 7 45 272 328
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 4 4 42 250 301
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 5 42 277 328
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 5 9 70 489 574
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 5 42 266 316
GALWAY 0 0 1 1 7 8 79 491 587

ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD

0 0 0 1 4 4 50 253 312
MAYO 0 0 0 1 4 3 50 267 325

SLIGO/
LEITRIM

0 0 1 1 3 6 47 245 303
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 7 42 345 399

CAVAN/
MONAGHAN

0 0 0 1 5 7 45 286 344
TOTAL 0 0 5 22 82 126 1,076 6,785 8,096
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 9 15 128 568 720

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 5 22 73 111 948 6,217 7,376
Headquarters as on 31st July 2018
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 0 2 3 17 52 52 359 1,433 1,918
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 9 23 15 164 812 1,023
Of which Uniform total 0 2 3 8 29 37 195 622 895

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.

EO

Civilian Staffing as at 31st July 2018
Professional/Technical Administrative Industrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post) 0 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 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director IT 1 Carpenter 1
Occupational Health Physician 0 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 15.8
Professional Accountant Grade 1 5 Principal Officer* 15 Store man 4
Professional Accountant Grade II 2.8 Assistant Principal** 30 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade III 1 Higher Executive Officer*** 133 Groom 2
Researcher 2 Executive Officer**** 345 Catering Staff 28
Photographer 3 Clerical Officers 1,459.4
Cartographer 2 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 2 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 148
Accident Damage Co-coordinator 1 31.9 Service Attendant 31.9
Technical Supervisor 1 7.4 Seasonal Cleaner7.3
Workshop Supervisor 1 Service Officer 7
Sub-Total 53.4 1,989.4 267
GRAND TOTAL: 2,309.8 (Whole-time equivalent)

* Includes 1 Head of Analysis Service
** 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.