Investment in An Garda Síochána

Some €1.76 billion has been allocated to An Garda Síochána for 2019. This is an increase of approximately 2% over the allocation for 2017 and 6.5% compared to 2015. 

 

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Garda Workforce Information including Multi Year Trend Data

Click on the links below to find details on the different types of Gardaí employed in An Garda Síochána. Each link also includes the relevant multiyear trend data on the workforce. This information is based on data provided by the Garda Commissioner who has responsibility for the distribution of resources including personnel and is updated on a monthly basis.

Garda Workforce

Community Policing

Roads Policing Unit

Garda Staff

Probationer Gardaí

Garda Reserve

 

Garda workforce 2018

At the end of 2018 the overall Garda workforce was 16,990 comprising 14,032 Garda members, 2,430 civilians and 528 Reserve members. 

   

  

The Future of the Garda Workforce – an overall workforce of 21,000 by 2021

The Government has agreed an overall vision for a Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 to include 15,000 Garda members, 2,000 Garda Reserve members and 4,000 civilians – more information on the Government’s Five Year Reform and high level workforce plan 2016-2021 can be accessed here.

 

The Future of the Garda Workforce – an overall workforce of 21,000 by 2021

The Government has agreed an overall vision for a Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 to include 15,000 Garda members, 2,000 Garda Reserve members and 4,000 civilians – more information on the Government’s Five Year Reform and high level workforce plan 2016-2021 can be accessed here.

 

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Highlights to date

This focus on investment in personnel is critical. The moratorium on recruitment introduced in 2010 resulted in a significant reduction in the strength of An Garda Síochána. We are now rebuilding the organisation and providing the Garda Commissioner with the resources needed to deploy increasing numbers of Gardaí across every division.

 

Gender breakdown – Garda members

As at 31 December 2018, 27% of Garda members were female and 73% male. This compares with 24% female and 76% male in 2010.

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The Garda Fleet

The Government's Capital Plan 2016 – 2021 provides €46million for investment in the Garda Fleet to ensure that An Garda Síochána has a modern, effective and fit for purpose fleet and this is in addition to the investment of almost €30 million in the period 2013 to 2015.

In the period 2013 to end of 2017, some €44 million has been invested in the fleet with some 2,000 vehicles coming on stream in that period.

As of 31 March 2018, some 63% of the fleet is now less than 4 years old. This compares with the situation in 2012, for example, where in the region of 89% of the fleet was older than four years.

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Garda ICT

Some €342 million, including €217 million in additional funding under the Capital Plan 2016 - 2021, is being invested in Garda ICT infrastructure between 2016 and 2021 to enable An Garda Síochána to deploy the latest cutting edge technologies in delivering professional policing and security services for the community.