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Joint Policing Committees

Promoting Consultation and Cooperation in Policing

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 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 JPCs monitored? 

Chief Superintendent, Community Relations & Community Policing is in charge of monitoring the JPC process. The functions of the National JPC Monitoring Office include:-

  • Coordinating and advising on policy development
  • Providing information and literature where appropriate
  • Facilitating meetings and seminars
  • Attending JPC meetings
  • Managing a database of contact details and information about JPC meetings
  • Monitoring and reviewing internet information
  • Liaising with Police Services and Agencies

The National JPC Monitoring Office can be contacted at:- 

National JPC Monitoring Office
Garda Bureau of Community Engagement
Garda Headquarters
Harcourt Square
Dublin 2
D02 DH42 

Tel: +353 1 6663823/14  

Responsibilites of JPCs and further information