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441. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in each of the three policing districts located within a division (details supplied) by rank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1140/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of personnel and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution under review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities to ensure optimum use is made of the resources.
The Garda strength of the DMR North Central Division from 2009 to 30 November 2018 as provided by the Garda Commissioner is available on my Department’s website through the following link:
Garda Number
For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the following link:
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures.