Introduction and Background
Trim Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was enacted in 2009 and established in 2011. It is one of 115 JPCs established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 which are established in line with local authority boundaries. Clear guidelines underpin the establishment of JPCs. Their overall aim is to act as a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting policing.
JPCs stated role outlines the need to:-
- Keep under review:
a) the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti social behaviour (including the patterns and levels of misuse of alcohol and drugs) and
b) the underlying factors that contribute to these issues.
- Advise the local authority and the Garda Síochána on how they might best perform their functions and do everything feasibly possible to improve the safety and quality of life, to prevent crime, disorder and anti social behaviour.
- Arrange and host public meetings concerning matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area.
- Establish in consultation with the local Garda Superintendent and specific neighbourhoods, local policing fora to discuss and make recommendations to the JPC.
- Co-ordinate the activities of local policing fora.
Trim Joint Policing Committee have now prepared their Action Plan for Trim for the period April 2011 to March 2012. This is now available to download from the following link: Trim Joint Policing Committee Adopted Action Plan
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