Joint Policing Committee
Joint Policing Committee
Joint Policing Committee
The Joint Policing Committee is established under An Garda Siochana Act 2005, with the most recent Guidelines for operation of JPCs issued on 29th August 2014.
Joint Policing Committees operate in a manner that offers an opportunity to develop greater consultation, cooperation and accountability between An Garda Siochana, Local Authorities and elected local representatives, with the participation of the community and voluntary sector, on the management of policing and crime issues. Each of the partners involved in JPCs has its own distinct perspective and inputs to offer, along with its own responsibilities in ensuring that society's needs are effectively met to maintaine safe and secure communities.
Membership of the Fingal Joint Policing Committee (effective 2014) consists of the following:
- 15 Local Authority Elected members (County Councillors)
- 5 Oireachtas Elected members (TDs and Senators)
- 2 Local Authority Officials
- 2 An Garda Siochana Representatives
- 7 Community Representatives
At the County Council Meeting on Monday 13th October 2014, the following Councillors were nominated to the Fingal Joint Policing Committee:
- Cllr J.P. Browne (resigned from Committee September 2016)
- Cllr Jack Chambers (resigned following General Election 26 February 2016)
- Cllr Kieran Dennison (Chair)
- Cllr Tania Doyle (nominated to Committee October 2015)
- Cllr Jimmy Guerin
- Cllr Adrian Henchy
- Cllr Anthony Lavin
- Cllr Eithne Loftus
- Cllr Mary McCamley
- Cllr Grainne Maguire (Vice-Chair)
- Cllr Howard Mahony (nominated to Committee following resignation of Cllr Jack Chambers)
- Cllr Paul Mulville
- Cllr Mags Murray
- Cllr Roderic O'Gorman
- Cllr Tom O'Leary (nominated to Committee following resignation of Cllr J.P. Browne)
- Cllr Malachy Quinn
- Cllr Natalie Treacy
For contact details for members of the JPC, please see Councillors contact details.
The Community Representatives on the JPC are:
Jossy Akwuobi (Social Inclusion), Myles Caulfield (Community & Voluntary), Rev. Kenneth Lindsay (Social Inclusion), Peadar O'Kelly (Community and Voluntary), Eamonn Price (Social Inclusion), Ray Smyth (Community & Voluntary), Maria Tormey (Environment).
The Oireachtas Members of the JPC are:
Sen. Lorraine Clifford-Lee; Sen. James Reilly; Alan Farrell T.D.; Louise O'Reilly T.D.; Brendan Ryan T.D.
The Joint Policing Committee meet quarterly. The meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
- Friday 16th February 2018 (09.15am-11am) at Fingal Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown
- WEDNESDAY 23rd May 2018 (09.15am-11am) at Fingal County Hall, Main Street Swords
- Friday 7th September 2018 (09.15am-11am) at Fingal Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown
- Friday 30th November 2018 (09.15 to 11am) at Fingal County Hall, Main Street Swords.
Members of the public and media representatives are welcome to attend JPC Committee Meetings as observers. Please email [email protected] in advance with your name, address and contact details and your indicate your particular interest in the JPC.
Public Meetings 2018
Each year, the Fingal Joint Policing Committee host a series of public meetings across the county. These meetings offer an opportunity for members of the public to meet with Senior Gardai and Local Authority officials to discuss matters of local relevance which fall under the remit of the JPC.
The meetings will take place during April 2018 on the following dates:
- Wednesday 4th April 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Town Centre for Dublin 15 area
- Wednesday 11th April 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm at Marine Hotel, Sutton for South-East area
- Wednesday 18th April 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm at Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan for North County area
- Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm at Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords for Swords/Malahide area
The catchment areas are:
North County (Balbriggan, Balbriggan Rural, Naul, Garristown, Skerries, Rush and Lusk areas)
Swords/Malahide (Malahide, Portmarnock, Swords, Santry, Donabate and Portrane areas).
Dublin 15 (Blanchardstown, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Clonsilla, Mulhuddart, Ongar, Tyrrelstown and areas).
South-East (Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton areas)
Reports of Public Meetings 2015, 2016 & 2017
Report of JPC Public Meetings 2015 agreed at the JPC Meeting on Friday 19th June 2015.
Report of JPC Public Meetings 2016 agreed at the JPC Meeting on Friday 27th May 2016.
Fingal Joint Policing Committee Public Meetings 2017 agreed at the JPC Meeting on Friday 26th May 2017.
Fingal Joint Policing Committee Annual Report 2016
Fingal Joint Policing Committee Six-Year Strategy 2018 - 2013
Public Consultation from 30th March 2018 to 30th April 2018
The Public Consulation on the Fingal Joint Policing Committee Six-Year Strategy 2018 to 2023 is now underway. Go to the Consultation Portal at https://consult.fingal.ie to make your submission online, or alternatively write to Fingal Joint Policing Committee, c/o Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Dublin 15 to arrive no later than 5pm on Monday 30th April 2018.
We have recently introduced a public email mailing list, with updates relating to local authority and Garda community safety initiatives. If you would like to receive this email, please email [email protected] with your name and address and "subscribe to JPC mailing list" in the subjec tline.
For further information on the Fingal Joint Policing Committee, please email [email protected]
For useful information on Crime Prevention and Community Policing, see www.garda.ie