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Community Safety & Tipperary County Joint Policing Committee

The next Tipperary JPC meeting is scheduled for the 17th December 2021.

The minutes from the May meeting are attached below as is Chief Superintendent Derek Smart's Presentation from the September meeting.

The Garda National Drugs Unit and the National Family Support Network, have developed ‘the Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme’ to respond to the needs of drug users and family members experiencing drug related intimidation. There is a drugs related intimidation Inspector in every Garda Division. In Tipperary this is Inspector James White, based in Thurles Garda Station 0504 25100. Contact details for Family Support Networks in Tipperary and Community Substance Misuse Teams are contained in the "Drugs Related Intimidation" report and further information on peer-family support are below in publications.

At the Tipperary JPC meeting on the 12th of February Chief Superintendent Derek Smart informed the committee that An Garda Síochána continues to treat all instances of Domestic Abuse as a priority and that Covid-19 Level 5 travel restrictions do not apply in cases of domestic violence or to escape a risk of harm. In the related documents section below there is a booklet with Information about court orders if you are the victim of domestic violence

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Section 36) provides for the establishment of a Joint Policing Committee (JPC) in each local authority. The purpose of these committees is to provide a forum where a local authority and the senior Garda Officers responsible for policing that area can consult, discuss and make recommendations on matters of policing that area.

The Committee is comprised of Elected Members, members of An Gardaí, Community representatives from the Public Participation Network, Farming and Business representatives as well as Oireachtas member.

"The Joint Policing Committee's function is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority's administrative area,
The matters to be considered by the committee and subcommittee might include traffic, vandalism, anti-social behaviour, underage drinking, casual trading, litter, planning for events attracting large crowds, community-based crime prevention initiatives, Garda Divisional and District annual policing plans and local authority initiatives".

Community Safety Meetings take place at Municipal District level and these link in to the Joint Policing Committee which meets 4 times per year.

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