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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 31 January 2021 stood at 14,539 (14,289 WTE) and the Garda staff strength as at 31 January 2021 stood at 3,363 (3,124.7 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'. 

• A total of 82 Garda Trainees were offered a place for the Intake on 25 May 2020 and 75 accepted. A further 79 Garda Trainees were offered a place on the Intake for 22 June 2020 and 75 accepted. These trainees were the first to commence the new process, detailed as follows:

     Phase I of the Training Programme is divided into a three stage blended phase, which consists of:

          1. Three weeks online learning, consisting of self-directed eLearning lessons, supported each day by live online tutorial sessions and one week residence at the Garda College.
          2. A minimum of 12 weeks at a designated Garda Station.
          3. 16 weeks residence in the Garda College.

• 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 31 January 2021
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 46 0 0 0 46
Superintendent 168 0 0 0 168
Inspector 438 0 1 0 437
Sergeant 1,980 0 7 0 1,973
Garda 11,848 71 15 0 11,904
Total 14,491 71 23 0 14,539
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 58
Work-Sharing** 44
Secondments (Overseas etc) 14
Maternity Leave 85
Unpaid Maternity Leave 31
Paternity Leave 18
Available Strength on 31/01/21 14,289

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 88 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31 January 2021
Total WTE
Professional/Technical 59 58.4
Administrative 2,930 2,833.5
Industrial/Non-Industrial 374 232.8
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent) 3,363 3,124.7

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

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31 January 2021
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
DMR OFFICE 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 9
EASTERN 0 0 0 1 3 11 44 324 383
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 23 95 558 681
NORTHERN 0 0 0 1 5 25 90 679 800
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 5 23 81 624 734
SOUTHERN 0 0 0 1 4 18 74 494 591
TRAFFIC DIVISION 0 0 0 1 2 3 10 93 109
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 4 23 88 654 770
TOTAL 0 0 1 8 28 127 484 3,429 4,077
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 6 64 390 467
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 8 21 121 420 3,039 3,610
Divisions other than DMR as on 31 January 2021
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 0 5 9 50 329 393
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 9 50 254 316
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 17 98 602 725
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 1 2 8 49 295 355
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 4 9 43 253 310
DONEGAL 0 0 0 1 4 8 52 399 464
GALWAY 0 0 0 1 6 20 89 507 623
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 10 50 295 359
KILDARE 0 0 0 0 3 10 55 354 422
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 4 10 45 281 342
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 3 11 51 316 382
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 5 16 74 505 601
LOUTH 0 0 0 1 2 10 49 329 391
MAYO 0 0 0 1 5 9 56 272 343
MEATH 0 0 0 1 4 10 39 279 333
ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD
0 0 0 1 4 9 46 254 314
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 1 1 3 10 46 250 311
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 9 55 343 413
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 11 48 316 379
WESTMEATH 0 0 0 0 3 7 38 336 274
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 8 43 283 338
WICKLOW 0 0 0 0 3 7 42 260 312
TOTAL 0 0 3 18 82 227 1,168 7,202 8,700
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 7 10 147 742 906

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 3 18 75 217 1,021 6,460 7,794
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31 January 2021
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 1 5 20 58 83 321 1,273 1,762
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 11 32 29 153 741 966
Of which Uniform total 1 1 5 9 26 54 168 532 796
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 14,539
Of which Detective total 2,339
Of which Uniform total

12,200

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 January 2021
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
Solicitor 3

Executive Director Finance

0 Carpenter 0
Legal Professional 4

Chief Information Officer

1 Charge Hand 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Strategy and Transformation 1 Plumber 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Traffic Warden 2
Occupational Health Physician 0 Director of IT 0
Principal Psychologist 1 Director of Communications 1
Nurse 2 Driver 13
Head of Training and Development 0 Store Man 5
Teacher 16 Principal Officer* 21 Store Officer 2
Professional Accountant Grade 1 4 Assistant Principal** 72 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 3 Higher Executive Officer*** 124 Catering Staff 23
Professional Accountant Grade III 0 Administrative Officer 14
Researcher 3 Executive Officer**** 753
Photographer 3 Clerical Officers 1,940
Cartographer 1 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 244
Engineer Grade 1 1 Service Attendant 47
Engineer Grade 2 2 Seasonal Cleaner 13
Technical Supervisor 1 Service Officer 7
Sub-Total 59 2,930 374
GRAND TOTAL AVAILABLE: 3,363 ( Whole-time equivalent 3,124.7)

* 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 31 January 2021

Rank Strength Male Female
Commissioner 1 1 0
Deputy Commissioner 1 1 0
Assistant Commissioner 9 5 4
Chief Superintendent 46 37 9
Superintendent 168 148 20
Inspector 437 357 80
Sergeant 1,973 1,519 454
Garda 11,904 8,473 3,431
TOTAL 14,539 10,541 3,998
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 58 25 33
Work-sharing* 44 1.5

42.5

Secondments (Overseas etc.) 14 11 3
Maternity Leave 85 0 85
Unpaid Maternity Leave 31 0 31
Paternity Leave 18 18 0
Available Strength 31/01/21 14,289 10,485.5 3,803.5

*Equates to 88 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 January 2021

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 59 58.4 36 23
Administrative * 2,930 2,833.5 782 2,148
Industrial / Non-Industrial 374 232.8 117 257
Total 3,363 3,124.7 935 2,428
Of which
Work-sharing*** 338 228.9 8 330
Career Breaks 24 0 5 19
Maternity Leave 26 0 0 26
Unpaid Maternity Leave 14 0 0 14
Paternity Leave 0 0 0 0

Available Total (figure excludes career

break and maternity leave)

3,241 2,990.3 899 2,342

* 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 3 1
Director 1 1 1 0
Principal Officer  21 21 9 12
Assistant Principal 72 72 32 40

Higher Executive Officer

124 123 51 73

Administrative Officer

14 14 6 8
Executive Officer 753 743.4 204 549
Clerical Officer 1,940 1,854.1 475 1,465
Total 2,930 2,833.5 782 2,148

Garda staff numbers by role - Gender Breakdown