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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 May 2019 stood at 14,099 and the Garda staff strength as at 31st of May 2019 stood at 2,674.7  - 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. Four classes entered the Garda College during 2018. The first class of 2019 entered into the College in April with further intakes in July and December.  

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 May 2019 
RANK END OF LAST MONTH ATTESTED RETIREMENTS ETC.  NET CHANGE (includes all movement including promotions etc.) TOTAL AT END OF MONTH
Commissioner 1 0 0 0 1
Deputy Commissioner 1 0 0 0 1
Assistant Commissioner 9 0 0 0 9
Chief Superintendent 47 0 0 0 47
Superintendent 169 0 -1-1+1 -1 168
Inspector 362 0 -1-1+20 18 380
Sergeant 2.013 0 -6-20+46 20 2,033
Garda 11,524 0 -18-46 -64 11,460
Total 14,126     -27 14,099
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 84
Work-Sharing** 54.5
Secondments (Overseas etc) 14
Maternity Leave 83
Unpaid Maternity Leave 51

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 109 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31st May 2019
Professional/Technical 55
Administrative 2,362.1
Industrial/Non-Industrial 257.6
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent) 2,674.7

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

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31st May 2019
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
DMR OFFICE 0 0 1 0 1 3 11 56 72
EASTERN 0 0 0 1 3 9 52 308 373
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 20 98 569 692
NORTHERN 0 0 0 1 5 20 87 613 726
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 18 77 565 665
SOUTHERN 0 0 0 1 4 11 76 457 549
TRAFFIC DIVISION 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 95 108
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 4 17 89 604 715
TOTAL 0 0 1 7 28 100 499 3,266 3,900
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 14 46 288 356
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 7 20 86 453 2,978 3,545
Divisions other than DMR as on 31st May 2019
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 1 5 10 51 298 365
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 7 49 258 317
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 17 105 573 703
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 1 3 8 54 274 340
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 4 7 44 247 303
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 7 55 364 431
GALWAY 0 0 0 2 7 17 95 491 612
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 7 48 283 342
KILDARE 0 0 0 1 3 7 52 332 395
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 4 7 50 278 341
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 3 10 53 310 377
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 5 13 77 488 584
LOUTH 0 0 0 1 3 7 51 285 347
MAYO 0 0 0 1 5 8 58 267 339
MEATH 0 0 0 1 4 8 44 263 320
ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD
0 0 0 1 4 6 53 251 315
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 1 1 3 8 50 242 305
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 0 6 8 55 319 388
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 10 47 277 338
WESTMEATH 0 0 1 1 3 6 41 222 274
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 7 42 272 325
WICKLOW 0 0 0 1 3 7 43 264 318
TOTAL 0 0 4 22 86 192 1,096 6,858 8,379
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 23 121 536 687

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 4 22 79 169 1,096 6,322 7,692
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31st May 2019
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 1 4 18 55 88 317 1,336 1,820
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 9 26 38 139 768 980
Of which Uniform total 1 1 4 9 29 50 178 568 840
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 14,099
Of which Detective total 2,022
Of which Uniform total 12,077

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 May 2019
Professional/Technical Administrative Industrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post) 1 Chief Administrative Officer 1 General Operative 11
Senior Solicitor 0.6

Executive Director HR & People Development

1 Electrician 1
Solicitor 1

Executive Director Finance

1 Carpenter 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director IT 1 Charge Hand 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Traffic Warden 3.5
Occupational Health Physician 1 Executive Director Strategy & Transformation 1 Plumber 1
Nurse 3 Director of Communications 1 Driver 13.8
Head of Training and Development 0 Store Man 5
Teacher 16.6 Principal Officer* 15 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade 1 5 Assistant Principal** 42.0 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 2.8 Higher Executive Officer*** 140.8 Catering Staff 28
Professional Accountant Grade III 1 Executive Officer**** 438.7
Researcher 2 Clerical Officers 1,718.6
Photographer 3
Cartographer 2 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 141.9
Accident Damage Co-coordinator 1 Service Attendant 31.3
Technical Supervisor 1 Seasonal Cleaner 7.0
Workshop Supervisor 1 Service Officer 7
Sub-Total 55 2,362.1 257.6
GRAND TOTAL: 2,674.7 (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.

Garda Strength by Gender as on 31st May 2019

Rank Strength Male Female Whole Time Equivalent
Commissioner 1 1 0 1
Deputy Commissioner 1 1 0 1
Assistant Commissioner 9 7 2 9
Chief Superintendent 47 39 8 47
Superintendent 168 153 15 168
Inspector 380 316 64 380
Sergeant 2,033 1,602 431 2,030.5
Garda 11,460 8,200 3,260 11,408.0
TOTAL 14,099 10,319 3,780 14,044.5
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 84 37 47
Work-sharing* 54.5 2.5 52
Secondments (Overseas etc.) 14 8 6
Maternity Leave 83 0 83
Unpaid Maternity Leave 51 0 51
Paternity Leave 17 17 0
Available Strength 31/5/19 13,795.5 10,255 3,541

*Equates to 112 Full-time members.

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

Garda Staff by Gender as on the 31st May 2019

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 56 55 32 24
Administrative * 2,469 2,362.1 585 1,884
Industrial / Non-Industrial 424 257.6 127 297
Total 2,949 2,674.7 744 2,205
Of which
Work-sharing*** 367 12 355
Career Breaks 18 4 15
Maternity Leave 22 0 22
Unpaid Maternity Leave 8 0 8
Paternity Leave 0 0 0

Available Total (figure excludes career

break and maternity leave)

2,900 2,625.7 740 2,160

* Civil service grades and other administrative posts

** Whole time equivalent - Garda staff work on a number of different work-sharing patterns.

*** Work-sharing figure excludes Industrial & Non-Industrial staff. Many of these positions are part-time.

Garda Staff - Civil Service Grades
Grade Total WTE Male Female
Principal Officer  15 15 10 5
Assistant Principal 42 42 17 25
Higher Executive Officer 142 140.8 65 77
Executive Officer 449 438.7 111 338
Clerical Officer 1,814 1,718.6 376 1,438
Total 2,462 2,355.1 579 1,883

Garda staff numbers by role - Gender Breakdown