Joint Policing Committees were established in 2006 in all Local Authorities following a joint Directive from the Department of Justice and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government following on from the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
The purpose is to provide a forum where the Local Authority and Senior Garda Officers responsible for policing and safety in the City, with the participation of Oireachtas Members and community interests, can consult, discuss, influence and make recommendations affecting policing and safety in the City. It is also an important mechanism to encourage and facilitate an integrated approach from the relevant stakeholders.
Dublin City Council has a City-wide Joint Policing Committee and five sub-committees based on the five areas management/political structures in the City.
Councillor Gerry Breen Chairperson
Assistant City Manager
The Dublin City joint Policing Committee is chaired by Councillor Gerry Breen and is administered /managed by Mr. Brendan Kenny, Assistant City Manager.
The five area sub-committees are administered/ managed by the City Councils Area manager in each of the Areas.
There are also a number of Local Community Safety Fora in place throughout the City, some of whom were operating prior to the setting up of the Joint Policing Committees in 2006. These committees consist of Local Public Representatives, Local Authority Officials, Local Gardai and Community Representatives. Also created under the auspices of the City Joint Policing Committee is the City Business Policing Forum, which meets monthly and is chaired by the Lord Mayor. It includes the Assistant Garda Commissioner, Senior City Council Staff and representatives from the Business and Tourism Sector in Dublin City. A key issue for this committee is progress of recommendations contained in the report "A Better City for All" (PDF 280kb)
Also available to download:
Lord Mayors Commission Report on Anti-Social Behaviour 2011 (PDF 6mb)
Home Safe Home Leaflet (PDF 2mb)
Current Joint Policing Committee membership (PDF 67kb)
Joint Policing Committe Guidelines (PDF 172kb)
Smart Phones Theft Awareness and Information (PDF 1.39mb)