At the first committee meeting of Meath’s Joint Policing Committee Fine Gael Cllr. Regina Doherty was appointed as Chairperson. “Its is a great honor for me to Chair the first Joint Policing Committee for Meath.” The JPC’s were established by the Minister of Justice as part of The Garda Síochána Act 2005.
The Minister is strongly of the view that that policing our society is best achieved through a partnership process involving the Garda Síochána and the democratically elected representatives of the communities which the Garda Síochána serves and with the participation of the community and voluntary sector.
Each of these partners has its own distinct perspective and inputs to offer, and each has its responsibilities in ensuring that our society’s policing needs are effectively met – the local authorities as much as the Garda Síochána – so as to ensure safe and secure communities.
“We are currently compiling our Work Programme for the coming year and I would ask that anybody who would like to make a contribution or has any input to please contact me at my constituency office at 2 Glebe Park, Ratoath Co Meath or on my mobile on 087 2680 182.”