Roscommon Joint Policing Committee

Roscommon Joint Policing Committee

The Roscommon Joint Policing Committee (JPC) has been established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and is a partnership between the Elected Members and Staff of Roscommon County Council, Oireachtas Members, An Garda Síochána, and the Community. The Roscommon JPC, which is currently chaired by Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, is a forum where matters that affect policing in the County can be discussed.

The JPC recently adopted a six year work plan for the period 2015-2020. This plan will include objectives in relation to issues such as maximising the potential for crime prevention, minimising drug use throughout the county and the monitoring and addressing of anti social behaviour. The JPC work plan will contain specific and measurable objectives and links with the key objectives contained in the Local Economic and Community Plan.

The community is seen as a vital part of this whole process and the plan will be looking at developing the role of local communities in crime prevention and anti-social behaviour. The work plan takes cognisance of the important input that young people have to make in policing issues. The promotion of the safe and efficient use of the road infrastructure within the County by all road users is also an integral part of the work plan.

The JPC has the potential to make a major contribution to the improved policing of County Roscommon to the benefit of all its citizens.

Members of the public and the media are invited to all meetings, subject to available space and if you wish to get more information you can contact the Community Department on 090 6637100 or email community@roscommoncoco.ie