Su­per­in­ten­dent briefs in­au­gu­ral meet­ing of polic­ing com­mit­tee

INI­TIA­TIVE CLLR. SI­MON HAR­RIS ELECTED AS CHAIR­MAN OF NEW BODY

Bray People - - NEWS - Anne Marie O’CON­NOR

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.

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