Joint Policing 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.
Dublin City 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 Community Representatives.