Joint Policing Committee Agendas

Agenda of meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee to be held on Friday 16th December 2022 at 10.30 am

Sligo County Council
County Hall

6th December 2022


Dear JPC Committee Member,

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

On:  16th December 2022

At:  10.30 a.m.

In:  Council Chamber, Riverside, Sligo

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 30th September 2022
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Sligo JPC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 (Update on Actions)
  4. Notice received of issues to be raised:
    1. (Deferred from September Meeting) Received from Councillor T. Healy:
      To call on the Garda to carry out a speed check on the R290 from Collooney to Ballisodare and on the Ballisodare to Crowna Church on the N59.  Both are a major concern to residents regarding speed coming into Ballisodare village”
    2. Received from Councillor T. Healy:
      “To ask if all Garda Stations and Garda patrol cars have defibrillators in them?  As this is an important part of First Aid that can save a life in a community or on the side of the road when Garda are on duty.  Is training given to all Garda on the use of a defibrillator and how this can save a life?” 
    3. Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
      “That this JPC write to the Minister for Justice for more strict and appropriate sentences in cases of assaulting members of An Garda Síochána”
    4. Received from Councillor D. Mulvey:
      “To ask if the ASK FOR ANGELA initiative can be relaunched for this festive season in Co Sligo.

      Dating and meeting people has changed so much in recent years. A person speaks with someone online; They meet them in a bar or restaurant, and they are not who you thought they were!! They may wish to get out of there, but are not sure what to do.  "Ask For Angela" is the code word- just say it to a member of staff and they will ensure you will be safe and able to get out of a situation discreetly.

      Can information be circulated to people who work in bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants, door staff, fast food outlet's, nightclubs etc.” 
  5. Correspondence
  6. Arrangements for next meetings for 2023
  7. Any Other Business
    1. Referred for discussion from November’s Plenary Council Meeting – Councillor D. Gilroy’s Motion No. 19 -
      “That Sligo County Council report to members on how many road traffic collisions have occurred since the completion of the N4/N15 Sligo Urban Improvement Scheme on the N15 at the point north of the junction where two lanes are reduced to one before Circle K and to clearly identify which lane has priority at this merger as many road users appear to have different understandings of who should give way.”
    2. Referred for discussion from December’s Plenary Council Meeting – Councillor T. Walsh’s Motion No. 28 -
      “That Sligo County Council calls on the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner to provide the necessary resources in terms of Gardai and appropriate vehicles to the Sligo Roads Policing Unit. That the same be relayed also to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste”.


Meeting Date 16/12/2022