WPPN Looking for Community Group Submissions to Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 22 June 2020

WPPN Looking for Community Group Submissions

to Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

Dear PPN Member

Westmeath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is a partnership between Westmeath County Council, An Garda Síochána and the Community. The membership comprises of senior Local Authority Officers, senior Garda Officers, Elected Representatives, Oireachtas Members and Six Representatives of Community & Voluntary groups from Westmeath PPN.

The Purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum where the Local Authority and Garda, responsible for policing the area, consult with Oireachtas Members and community interests who can make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the area to contribute to the improved safety and quality of life of the community.

In accordance with National JPC guidelines the focus of the JPC's work is "strategic" rather than "operational".  County Westmeath JPC Strategic Work Plan 2OI5-2O2O sets out five strategic goals:

1) inclusive Consultation

2l Community Policing

3) Crime prevention and victim support

4l Public Safety

5) Road Safety

Westmeath PPN are now putting together draft submissions for the next JPC meeting and are requesting submissions from community groups to be considered for inclusion.

Please send in your group JPC submissions to Brigid at info@westmeathppn.ie by end of business on Friday 3rd July 2020

Any queries on above please let me know

Kind Regards



Brigid  Geoghegan

PPN-Public Participation Network - Resource Worker

Community Development Section, Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N

Direct Line: 044 9332157 – Mob: 087-6157052 - Email: bgeoghegan@westmeathcoco.ie