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 email@example.com by end of business on Friday 3rd July 2020