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Monday, 18th November 2019

Dates announced for Joint Policing Committee Public Meetings

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The County Louth Joint Policing Committee has convened a number of statutory public meetings.

The statutory meetings are being convened under the Joint Policing Committee Guidelines, 2014.

The Drogheda Joint Policing Committee is hosting a statutory Public Meeting on Monday 25th November 2019 at 8.00 pm in the West Court Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth.

 The Dundalk Joint Policing Committee is hosting a statutory Public Meeting on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 7.30pm in Blackrock Community Centre, Blackrock, Co Louth.

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The Ardee Joint Policing Committee is hosting a statutory public Meeting on Thursday 28th November 2019 at 7.30pm in Ardee Parochial Centre, Hale Street, Ardee.

The theme of the public meetings will be ‘How to assist families dealing with Drug Related Intimidation” and the format of the meeting is as follows:

A presentation from Inspector Ronan Carey responding to the needs of drug users and family members experiencing drug related intimidation and will cover the following areas:

  • Confidentiality
  • Provide practical safety information
  • Provide advice in relation to particular threats or instances of intimidation
  • Provide information on appropriate drug support services for the individual in the family who is accruing drug debts
  • Outline how to make a formal complaint, what is involved, what happens after and possible outcomes.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this public meeting. The function of a JPC is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority’s administrative area.

Members of the public have the right to make their views known and ask questions. Senior members of An Garda Síochána will be present on the evening to answer questions.

To facilitate the preparation of a full response to questions raised by members of the public, all questions are to be submitted in advance of the public meetings.

Questions can be taken at the meetings but full information may not be available. Questions can be forwarded in writing in advance to Sinead McVerry, Administrative Officer , Louth County Council, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co Louth or to estatemanagement@louthcoco.ie and please indicate the JPC area to which the question pertains.

 Alternatively you can call 042 9324388 Questions will be accepted from any person affected by the policing of the area. All questions should be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 22nd November 2019 and must be accompanied by a name, address and contact numbers. These details will remain confidential.

Please note that the Joint Policing Committee may not consider matters relating to specific criminal investigation or prosecution or matters relating to the security of the State.

Paddy Donnelly

Director of Service

19th November 2019.

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