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Joint Policing Committees

Joint Policing Committees

What are Joint Policing Committees?

Joint Policing Committees (JPCs) aim to develop greater consultation, cooperation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Local Authorities and elected local representatives. JPCs also facilitate the participation of the community and voluntary sectors in this regard.  

A JPC is made up of:-

  • Chairperson – Local Authority representative
  • Garda Officers nominated by the Garda Commissioner
  • Local Authority members
  • Members of Oireachtas for the area
  • Community/Voluntary sector representatives 

What are the functions of JPCs?

  • Serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on policing and crime issues within Local Authority administrative areas
  • Review levels and patterns of crime and related underlying factors
  • Establish and coordinate Local Policing Fora
  • Meet twice yearly (minimum)
  • Annual public meetings 

Are there Guidelines for JPCs?

Yes! You can download these Guidelines by clicking on the following link:  Joint Policing Committee Guidelines

Does Meath have any JPCs?

Yes! There are four JPCs in County Meath. They are:

Each JPC will keep records of all Meetings, Minutes and Agendas. You can also find information on Memberships for each area in their respective sections.


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