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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 July 2019 stood at 14,251 (14,194.5 WTE) and the Garda staff strength as at 31st of July 2019 stood at 2,996 (2,729.7 WTE) - 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 a further intake in July and the final intake will enter the College in 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 July 2019 
RANK END OF LAST MONTH ATTESTED RETIREMENTS ETC.  NET CHANGE (includes all movement including promotions etc.) TOTAL AT END OF MONTH TOTAL AT END OF MONTH (WTE)
Commissioner 1 0 0 0 1 1
Deputy Commissioner 1 0 0 0 1 1
Assistant Commissioner 9 0 0 0 9 9
Chief Superintendent 46 0 -2+3 1 47 47
Superintendent 167 0 -3 -3 164 164
Inspector 382 0 -2 -2 378 378
Sergeant 2,028 0 -5 -5 2,023 2020.5
Garda 11,644 0 -16 -16 11,628 11,574
Total 14,276   -28+3  -25 14,251 14,194.5
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 80
Work-Sharing** 56.5
Secondments (Overseas etc) 14
Maternity Leave 75
Unpaid Maternity Leave 49
Paternity Leave 16
Available Strength on 31/7/19 13,960.5

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 109 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31st July 2019
Total WTE
Professional/Technical 56 55.0
Administrative 2,524 2,419.4
Industrial/Non-Industrial 416 255.3
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent) 2,996 2,729.7

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

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31st July 2019
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
DMR OFFICE 0 0 1 0 2 4 10 56 73
EASTERN 0 0 0 1 3 9 51 314 378
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 22 95 574 696
NORTHERN 0 0 0 1 5 19 88 636 749
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 19 82 591 697
SOUTHERN 0 0 0 1 4 13 77 479 574
TRAFFIC DIVISION 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 93 105
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 4 17 89 626 737
TOTAL 0 0 1 6 27 105 501 3,369 4,009
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 14 50 300 371
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 6 20 91 451 3,069 3,638
Divisions other than DMR as on 31st July 2019
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 1 5 9 50 311 376
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 7 46 256 312
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 16 102 578 704
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 1 3 6 51 274 335
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 4 7 44 248 304
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 7 56 375 443
GALWAY 0 0 0 1 8 16 96 503 624
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 8 48 285 345
KILDARE 0 0 0 1 3 7 53 330 394
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 4 8 48 277 339
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 3 10 53 312 379
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 5 14 80 484 584
LOUTH 0 0 0 1 3 8 48 313 373
MAYO 0 0 0 1 5 8 57 267 338
MEATH 0 0 0 1 4 8 41 272 326
ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD
0 0 0 1 3 7 53 250 314
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 1 1 3 8 50 239 302
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 8 54 317 385
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 10 50 290 354
WESTMEATH 0 0 1 1 3 6 42 223 276
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 7 42 268 320
WICKLOW 0 0 0 1 3 7 43 261 315
TOTAL 0 0 4 21 85 192 1,207 6,933 8,442
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 22 130 568 727

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 4 21 78 170 1,077 6,365 7,715
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31st July 2019
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 1 4 20 52 81 315 1,326 1,800
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 8 26 37 139 768 978
Of which Uniform total 1 1 4 12 26 44 176 558 822
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 14,251
Of which Detective total 2,076
Of which Uniform total 12,175

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 July 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 2.5
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* 17 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade 1 5 Assistant Principal** 43.0 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 2.8 Higher Executive Officer*** 142.8 Catering Staff 28
Professional Accountant Grade III 1 Executive Officer**** 611.3
Researcher 2 Clerical Officers 1,598.3
Photographer 3
Cartographer 2 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 141.4
Accident Damage Co-coordinator 1 Service Attendant 30.9
Technical Supervisor 1 Seasonal Cleaner 6.7
Workshop Supervisor 1 Service Officer 7
Sub-Total 55 2,419.4 255.3
GRAND TOTAL: 2,729.7 (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 July 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 38 9 47
Superintendent 164 150 14 164
Inspector 388 314 64 378
Sergeant 2,023 1,592 431 2,020.5
Garda 11,628 8,323 3,305 11,574.0
TOTAL 14,251 10,426 3,825 14,194.5
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 80 36 44
Work-sharing* 56.5 2.5 54
Secondments (Overseas etc.) 14 8 6
Maternity Leave 75 0 75
Unpaid Maternity Leave 49 0 49
Paternity Leave 16 16 0
Available Strength 31/5/19 13,960.5 10,363.5 3,597

*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 July 2019

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 56 55 32 24
Administrative * 2,524 2,419.4 613 1,911
Industrial / Non-Industrial 416 255.3 126 290
Total 2,996 2,729.7 771 2,225
Of which
Work-sharing*** 365 259.4 12 353
Career Breaks 19 19 4 15
Maternity Leave 23 23 0 23
Unpaid Maternity Leave 11 11 0 11
Paternity Leave 1 1 1 0

Available Total (figure excludes career

break and maternity leave)

2,900 2,625.7 766 2,176

* 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  17 17 12 5
Assistant Principal 43 43 18 25
Higher Executive Officer 144 142.8 67 77
Executive Officer 622 611.3 157 465
Clerical Officer 1,691 1,598.3 353 1,338
Total 2,517 2,412.4 607 1,910

Garda staff numbers by role - Gender Breakdown