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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, Garda 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 30 September 2022 stood at 14,254 (14,010 WTE) and the Garda staff strength as at 31 October 2022 stood at 3,337 (3,129.2 WTE). A full breakdown by rank and grade is outlined under the tables 'Garda Numbers' and 'Garda Staff Numbers'. 

• Work continues on resourcing additional and new Garda staff posts based upon prior sanctions for recruitment received from the Policing Authority.

• The Workforce Plan is continuing to be refined and revised in consultation with the Policing Authority and Departments of Justice and Equality and Public Expenditure & Reform who are anxious to ensure the visibility of the Garda Reassignment Initiative and progress on the workforce modernisation agenda.

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 30 September 2022
RANK END OF LAST MONTH ATTESTED CAREER BREAK - END CAREER BREAK - START RETIREMENTS ETC.  NET CHANGE (includes all movement including promotions etc.) TOTAL AT END OF MONTH
Commissioner 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 8 0 0 0 1 2 10
Chief Superintendent 43 0 0 0 2 -4 39
Superintendent 168 0 0 0 0 0 168
Inspector 477 0 0 0 0 0 477
Sergeant 2,092 0 0 0 3 -3 2,089
Garda 11,493 0 1 6 20 -25 11,468
Total 14,283 0 1 6 26 -30 14,254
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 60
Work-Sharing** 43
Secondments (Overseas etc) 51
Maternity Leave 49
Unpaid Maternity Leave 30
Paternity Leave 11
Available Strength on 30/09/22 14,010

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 86 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31 October 2022
Total WTE
Professional/Technical 59 58.2
Administrative 2,934 2,849.7
Industrial/Non-Industrial 344 221.3
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent)

3,378

3,129.2

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

Garda Numbers by Division as on 30 September 2022
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
DMR Office 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 11
EAST 0 0 0 1 3 12 45 313 374
NORTH 0 0 0 1 5 24 94 656 780
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 25 99 526 655
SOUTH  0 0 0 1 4 22 70 461 558
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 5 24 92 570 692
DMR ROADS POLICING 0 0 0 1 2 2 9 78 92
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 4 23 94 617 739
TOTAL 0 0 1 8 29 134 506 3,223 3,901
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 8 26 77 324 453
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 8 21 108 429 2,881 3,448
Divisions other than DMR as on 30 September 2022
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 1 5 9 56 310 381
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 10 58 239 310
CORK CITY 0 0 2 1 6 20 104 579 712
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 0 2 10 48 277 337
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 3 11 47 232 294
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 9 56 277 447
GALWAY 0 0 1 1 6 23 91 497 619
KERRY 0 0 0 0 3 13 52 281 349
KILDARE 0 0 0 0 3 12 66 360 441
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 5 11 46 269 333
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 2 12 60 305 380
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 6 17 81 495 600
LOUTH 0 0 0 0 2 12 55 339 408

MAYO/ROSCOMMON/

LONGFORD

0 0 0 2 7 21 105 483 618
MEATH 0 0 0 1 4 13 47 266 331
ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD
Amalgamated with Mayo
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 0 1 3 10 52 229 295
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 11 63 320 400
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 13 50 315 382
WESTMEATH 0 0 0 0 2 7 39 204 252
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 11 46 279 340
WICKLOW 0 0 0 0 3 10 42 255 310
TOTAL 0 0 4 16 79 265 1,264 6,9114 8,539
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 11 37 149 707 904

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 4 16 68 228 1,115 6,204 7,635
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 30 September 2022
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 2 5 15 60 78 319 1,334 1,814
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 8 32 24 165 824 1,053
Of which Uniform total 1 2 5 7 28 54 154 510 761
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 14,254
Of which Detective total 2,410
Of which Uniform total

11,844

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 31 October 2022
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 0
Solicitor 1

Executive Director Finance

1 Carpenter 1
Legal Professional 6

Chief Information Officer

1 Charge Hand 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Strategy and Transformation 0 Plumber 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Traffic Warden 1
Occupational Health Physician 0 Director of IT 1
Principal Psychologist 1 Director of Communications 1
Nurse 1 Driver 12
Head of Training and Development 0 Store Man 4
Teacher 15 Principal Officer* 26 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade 1 5 Assistant Principal** 69 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 5 Higher Executive Officer*** 208 Catering Staff 22
Professional Accountant Grade III 0 Administrative Officer 23
Industrial sub-total
57
Forensic Accountant Grade II 1
Researcher 3 Executive Officer**** 702
Photographer 2 Clerical Officers 1,899
Cartographer 1 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 224
Engineer Grade 1 1 Service Attendant 53
Engineer Grade 2 2 Seasonal Cleaner 2
Technical Supervisor 0 Service Officer 7
Non-Industrial sub-total 288
Sub-Total 59 2,934 344
GRAND TOTAL AVAILABLE: 3,337 ( Whole-time equivalent 3,129.2)

* 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 30 September 2022

Rank Strength Male Female
Commissioner 1 1 0
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 10 6 4
Chief Superintendent 39 32 7
Superintendent 168 142 26
Inspector 477 387 90
Sergeant 2,089 1,584 504
Garda 11,468 8,092 3,377
TOTAL 14,254 10,244 4,010
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 60 36 24
Work-sharing* 43 1.5

41.5

Secondments (Overseas etc.) 51 20 13
Maternity Leave 49 0 49
Unpaid Maternity Leave 30 0 30
Paternity Leave 11 11 0
Available Strength 30/09/22 14,010 10,175.5 3,834.5

*Equates to 86 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 31 October 2022

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 59 58.2 35 24
Administrative * 2,934 2,849.7 801 2,132
Industrial / Non-Industrial 344 221.6 111 233
Total 3,337 3,129.2 947 2,389

* 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
CAO 1 1 1 0
Executive Director 4 4 2 2
Director 2 2 2 0
Principal Officer  26 26 14 12
Assistant Principal 69 68.5 29 40

Higher Executive Officer

208 206.6 87 121

Administrative Officer

23 23 11 12
Executive Officer 702 694 188 514
Clerical Officer 1,899 1,824.6 468 1,430
Total 2,934 2,849.7 801 2,132

Garda staff numbers by role - Gender Breakdown