Superintendent briefs inaugural meeting of policing committee
INITIATIVE CLLR. SIMON HARRIS ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF NEW BODY
WICKLOW PEOPLE are getting a say in the policing of their own areas with the formation of the new Wicklow County Council Policing Committee.
The first meeting of the reconstituted body took place on Monday, September 14, and comprised of members of the local authorities, senior Gardaí, public representatives and members of community organisations.
The JPC was formed to allow people to consult, discuss and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of their individual areas.
Cllr. Simon Harris was elected to the chair of the JPC, and pledged to bring the workings of the committee out closer into the community over coming months through public meetings. Vice chairman is Cllr. Pat Doran.
During the course of the meeting Chief Superintendant Thomas Conway gave an update on the incidents of crime in County Wicklow for the previous eight months.
Issues discussed included anti social behaviour; a proposed safety at night scheme for Bray Garda District and a proposed work programme for the coming year.