Joint Policing Committee Agendas

Agenda of meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee to be held on Friday 31st March 2023, at 10:30 a.m.

Sligo County Council
County Hall

(071) 9111111

22nd March 2023


Dear JPC Committee Member,

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

On:       31st March 2023

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 16th December 2022
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Sligo JPC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 (Update on Actions)
  4. Telesis Property Marking Machine
  5. Request for Sligo Joint Policing Committee approval to rollout the SARA Problem Solving Model for Caltragh Crescent, Sligo
  6. Notice received of issues to be raised:

(a)Deferred from December’s JPC 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”

(b)  Deferred from December’s JPC Meeting - 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?”

(c) Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
“To ask how many members of AGS are absent from duty and unavailable for work due to an occupational related illness because of assaults or otherwise injured on duty in the Sligo/Leitrim Division. What is the time span of absence and does this impact on resource availability?”

(d)Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
“To ask that this JPC write to the Minister for Justice, The Policing Authority and the Garda Commissioner to seek explanations as to why The Garda Operating Model that was introduced as part of 'A Policing Service for the Future', which is the implementation plan based on the report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, has failed to achieve what it set out to achieve and what evaluation had occurred to address this”.

(e)Received from Councillor S. Maguire:
“To seek a report regarding the need for a refuge in Sligo and to speak to the numbers reporting violence in the home”.

  1. Referred for discussion from Plenary Council Meetings:

(a) Deferred from December’s JPC Meeting - Cllr. T. Walsh’s Motion No. 28 referred for discussion from December’s Plenary Council Meeting:
“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.”

(b)Referred by Cllr. D. Gilroy for an update on figures from December’s JPC Meeting - Motion No. 19 from November’s Plenary Council Meeting:
“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.”

  1. Correspondence
  • Letter of congratulations to Amy Keogh re: Special Achievement Award – Garda Youth Awards - 03.01.2023
  • Email response from Minister of Justice re: more strict and appropriate sentences in cases of assaulting members of An Garda Síochána - 18.01.2023
  • Email from Department of Justice re: Webinar Briefing – Community Safety Innovation Fund 2023 - 20.03.2023
  1. Arrangements for next meeting
  2. Any Other Business


Meeting Date 31/03/2023