Cork County Joint Policing Committee (JPC) – Context & Purpose
Provision for the establishment of the Cork County Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is set out in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. The purpose of the Cork County Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to develop greater consultation, co-operation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Cork County Council and its Elected Representatives, and the Community and Voluntary sector. JPC Meetings are held in County Hall on a quarterly basis with one fully Public JPC Meeting held on an annual basis. In accordance with the revised JPC Guidelines (effective 2014) Cork County Joint Policing Committee Membership consists of a maximum of 31 members.
Cork County JPC Membership Membership of Cork County JPC Membership of Cork County JPC is limited to a maximum of 31 members including:
- 15 Local Authority Elected members (County Councillors)
- 5 Oireachtas Elected members (TDs and Senators)
- 2 Local Authority Officials
- 2 An Garda Siochana Representatives
- 7 Community Representatives selected from the PPN
Further information on the full membership of the JPC for 2016 can be found here.
The 7 Community Representatives elected from the PPN are: Gavin Falk, John Fuller, Sean Kelly, Diarmuid Cronin, Tom Howard, Liam McCarthy, & Jim O’Leary.
Cork County JPC Linkage Group
Cork County JPC Linkage group is made up of PPN Members who have expressed an interest in being kept informed about policing matters in Cork County, and specifically, the work of Cork County JPC. It is the role of the PPN elected representatives sitting on the JPC to keep the linkage group informed about the matters discussed at the JPC. The 7 PPN reps do this by facilitating meetings of the Linkage Group members. At these meetings Linkage Group members are informed about proceedings at JPC meetings and they also have the opportunity to have their voice heard at JPC by raising issues that concern them with the PPN reps.