462. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of civilian staff attached to Dublin metropolitan region north and Dublin metropolitan region north central in each of the years from 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and sub-district, in tabular form. [12925/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Garda staff strength attached to Dublin metropolitan region north and Dublin metropolitan region north central from 2009 to 31 January 2019 as provided by the Garda Commissioner is available on my Department’s website through the following link.
More generally, the Deputy will be aware, the Government's vision is for a Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 to include 15,000 Garda members and 4,000 Garda Staff. The projected 4,000 Garda Staff represents a medium-term target of 20% of the Garda full-time workforce comprised of civilians.
The continued growth of civilianisation within An Garda Síochána is supported by the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. This Report states that civilianisation should be seen as part of the strategic vision for the organisation, building a stronger skill mix and delivering a better service to the public.