Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 30 June, 2009

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the garda resources allocated to areas (details supplied) in County Louth; if he will increase the resources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25854/09]

  Deputy Dermot Ahern: I am informed by the Garda authorities that as at the latest date for which figures are readily available, there were 4 members based in Dunleer Garda station and 4 members based in Clogherhead Garda Station. These stations, together with Drogheda Garda Station, form the Drogheda Garda District which has a total personnel strength of 113.

The allocation of policing resources throughout the Country, including personnel, together with overall policing arrangements and operational strategy, is a matter for the Garda Commissioner and senior Garda Officers. Such allocations are continually monitored and reviewed and this ensures that optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the general public.