Joint Policing Committee Agendas

Agenda of meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee to be held on 11th December, 2020 at 10.30 am

County Hall

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2nd December 2020


Dear Member,

A meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee will be held:

ON:  11th December, 2020

AT:  10.30 a.m.

IN:  Via videoconference

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below. I would be grateful if you would arrange to attend.

John Moran
A/Director of Services



  1. To note minutes of meeting of County Sligo JPC held on 25th September 2020
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Presentation on the Komeer App by Mr. Pat Walsh, CEO, Komeer
  4. Sligo JPC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 (Update on Actions and proposed amendments for consideration)
  5. Notice received of issues to be raised:
    1. Received from Councillor Marie Casserly;
      To request an update on the Divisional Protective Services Unit, Sligo Leitrim Division.
    2. Received from Councillor Marie Casserly;
      To seek an update on the Armed Response Unit in Sligo and to ask if it will remain in Sligo permanently?
    3. Received from Councillor Marie Casserly;
      Station accommodation and the building of a new station has been a work item agenda of the JPC Strategic Plan.  In 2019, we were delighted to learn of the purchase of a site by the OPW for this new station at Caltragh at a cost of €1.3m.  Statements made thereafter by the Minister for Justice up to December 2019 confirmed the commitments and funding for a new Garda station build in Sligo.  This was communicated to this committee.  In April/May 2020, a U-turn on this project was announced by the Minister for Justice stating that the promised build was not going ahead.  A delegation of council members met Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Joseph Nugent from An Garda Síochána in September in this Council Chamber at our request and numerous question were posed to him about the decision and future plans.  Answers were promised and months have passed without these being provided.  I propose, because the station was one of our stated objectives, that the JPC formally request to be provided with the answers posed from Minister McEntee and Commissioner Harris and to receive an update to same. 
  6. Correspondence:
    1. Copy of email received from the Office of the Garda Commissioner dated 14th October 2020.
  7. Schedule of meetings in 2021:
    Proposed dates
    • Friday 26th March 2021
    • Friday 25th June 2021
    • Friday 24th September 2021
    • Friday 10th December 2021
  8. Any Other Business


Meeting Date 11/12/2020