GARDA DIVISION HAS MORE THAN 300 OFFICERS
Tipperary Garda Division has welcomed 31 newly qualified Gardaí since recruitment recommenced, three years ago.
A total of 368 gardaí are serving in the county as of the end of May, the most up-to-date figures.
The information came to light in the Dáil in recent weeks.
Following a five year hiatus on garda recruitment, until September 2014, the first new gardaí were assigned to the Tipperary District in 2015.
2015 – 5
2016 – 15
2017 – 11 (year to end of June)
There is no breakdown of what stations these gardaí were assigned to, however there is a breakdown of overall garda numbers at stations in Tipperary below.
It was also revealed in the Dáil last week, that there are now a total of 368 gardaí across the Tipperary division.
Following a question from Deputy Jackie Cahill about garda numbers, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan provided a breakdown of the numbers assigned to each station across Tipperary.
The minister said in the Dáil: “Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.”
Tipperary Division May 31, 2017
DISTRICT STATION TOTAL
Cahir Ardfinnan 1
Clonmel Carrick-on-Suir 13
Nenagh Borrisokane 2
Thurles Ballingarry South 1
Tipperary Town Cappawhite 1
Tipperary Town 37
Tipperary Total 368
By Sian Moloughney