469. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda strength, broken down by rank and including Garda reserves, based at each station in a Garda district (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1322/19]
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 Cork City Division by Rank from 2009 to 30 November 2018 as provided by the Garda Commissioner is available on my Department’s website through the following link.
The Garda Reserve strength by Station for the Cork Division, as on 30 November, the latest date for which figures are currently available, as provided by the Garda Commissioner from 2009 is available on my Department’s website through the link below.
Garda Reserve Strength
For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the link below.