Good turnout for the Fingal Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

April 18, 2018 0

There was a good turnout this evening for the Fingal Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting covering the Balbriggan District which comprises of Balbriggan, Naul, Garristown, Skerries, Rush, Lusk & areas. The meeting was chaired by Cllr Kieran Dennison and the meeeting started with a presentation  by Detective Superintendent Gearóid Begley from the Criminal Assets Bureau.

The aims of the CAB are to identify the criminally acquired assets of persons and to take the appropriate action to deny such people of these assets.  The message was clear that if you believe that someone has criminally acquired assets you can contact the cab on +353 1 6663266 or by email

Superintendent Noel Carolan gave crime stats to the end of March 2018 and New Chief Superintendent of the Balbriggan District Mark Curran spoke about the new community policing division.  With the reinstatement of 5 community Gardai to the Community Policing division this can only have a positive effect on policing in the area however it would be nice to see more than 30 minutes allocated to questions from the floor in future meetings.

People are encouraged to have their say on the Fingal Joint Policing Committee – Six Year Strategy – 2018 to 2023. For further details on the public consultation click here.  The purpose of this Public Consultation is to ask members of the public for their comments, submissions or suggestions relating to the 3 Strategic Objectives (and specific objectives) as set out in the documents.

The Fingal Joint Policing Committee Public Meetings offer an opportunity for members of the public to meet with Senior Gardai and Local Authority officials to discuss matters of local relevance which fall under the remit of JPC.