Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

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Section 36 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 provides for the establishment of a Joint Policing Committees (JPCs) in each Local Authority administrative area and as part of the local government structures. In 2006, JPCs were established, initially on a pilot basis, in a number of Local Authorities including Dublin City Council. Since this pilot scheme has been completed, all Local Authorities have set up Joint Policing Committees in their administrative areas and given the scale and size of Dublin City, five Sub-Committees have also been established to correspond to the five operational areas of the City Council.

A review of the operation of JPCs commenced in November 2012 and a wide range of stakeholder views were sought. A discussion document was produced to support a public consultation process. This led to 60 submissions being made in relation to the work of JPCs.

Arising from the review process and taking into account the establishment of new local government arrangements, revised guidelines for the operation of JPCs were approved by the Minister in August 2014.

The main purpose of these committees and sub-committees continues to be to provide a forum where a Local Authority, the senior Garda officers responsible for the policing of that area, with participation from Oireachtas members and community interests, can consult, discuss and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the area. Further information on the role of An Garda Síochána can be found here.

Dublin City Council, the Gardaí, our public representatives and the local community representatives are committed to improving public safety, prevent crime, identify crime patterns and contributory factors to crime and anti-social behaviour throughout our area. The North Central sub-committee is chaired by Councillor Larry O’Toole. The Citywide JPC is chaired by Councillor Daithí De Roiste.

As part of its commitment to the process in the North Central Area, a number of community safety forums have been set up in a various parts of the area where local issues can be considered and discussed. Currently there are four fora meeting regularly in the area, in Darndale, Edenmore, Donaghmede and Clongriffin.

Minutes of North Central Joint Policing Committees

Ancillary Items

For more information

Dublin City Council, North Central Area Office (Head Office)

Northside Civic Centre,

Bunratty Road,

Coolock,

Dublin 17

Tel: 01 222 8870

Fax: 01 877 5851

Email: north.central@dublincity.ie

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