Committees were established in 2006 in all Local Authorities
following a joint Directive from the Department of Justice and the
Department of the Environment Community and Local Government
following on from the Garda SíochánaAct 2005.
The purpose is
to provide a forum where the Local Authority and Senior Garda
Officers responsible for policing and safety in the City, with the
participation of Oireachtas Members
and community interests, can consult, discuss, influence and make
recommendations affecting policing and safety in the City. It is
also an important mechanism to encourage and facilitate an
integrated approach from the relevant stakeholders.
Council has a City-wide Joint Policing Committee and five
sub-committees based on the five areas management/political
structures in the City.
The Dublin Joint Policing Committee is Chaired by
Councillor Daithi De Roiste who represents the Ballyfermot
Electoral Area in Dublin South Central and it is administered and
managed by Brendan Kenny Assistant Chief Executive.
The five area
sub-committees are administered/ managed by the City Councils Area
manager in each of the Areas.
There are also a
number of Local Community Safety Fora in place throughout the City,
some of whom were operating prior to the setting up of the Joint
Policing Committees in 2006. These committees consist of Local
Public Representatives, Local Authority Officials, Local Gardai and