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Fingal Joint Policing Committee - Six Year Strategy - 2018 to 2023

Fingal Joint Policing Committee - Six Year Strategy - 2018 to 2023

Fingal Joint Policing Committee - Six Year Strategy - 2018 to 2023

PUBLIC CONSULTATION 

Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 30th April 2018 

 

The Fingal Joint Policing Committee was established in 2008 and is a partnership between Fingal County Council, An Garda Siochana and the community.  The Committee membership consists of Senior Garda officers, elected Councillors and Oireachtas members, and representatives of community and voluntary groups drawn from the Public Participation Network (PPN).  

The legislative framework for the establishment of Joint Policing Committees is set out in Section 36 of An Garda Siochana Act 2005 and the amendments to this act in 2014.  Section 36 (2) of the Act provides that a JPC's function is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority's administrative area, and in particular 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 Siochana 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 authority's 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 the local policing fora

 

The Fingal Joint Polcing Committee is intended to be a forum for discussion and a means of building confidence, trust and safety in the county.  In doing this, the Fingal JPC seeks to prioritise key community policing policy issues and identify initiatives which will contribute to improved community policing and prevention or reduction of future crime in Fingal County.

The current guidelines state that each JPC must make a six-year strategic plan which links with the other appropriate plans and strategies, such as the Fingal Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2020, and the current An Garda Siochana Annual Policing Plan.  

This draft Fingal Joint Policing Committee - Six Year Strategy 2018 - 2023 sets out 3 Strategic Objectives, each with a number of specific objects which feed into the overall strategic objective.  These are grouped under the following:

  • Strategic Priority Objective 1 - Community Engagement and Awareness
  • Strategic Priority Objective 2 - Crime Prevention and Reduction - Enhancing Community Safety in Fingal 
  • Strategic Priority Objective 3 - Road Safety and Public Transport Safety Issues

The purpose of this Public Consultation is to ask members of the public for their comments, submissions or suggestions relating to the 3 Strategic Objectives (and specific objectives) as set out in the documents attached.  This Public Consultation will run from Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 30th April 2018, and comments, submissions or suggestions may be made through this consultation portal, or in writing to:

Fingal Joint Policing Committee, c/o Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, to be received no later than 5pm on Monday 30th April 2018.

 

For further information, please see Fingal Joint Policing Committee and An Garda Siochana information.