County Roscommon Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

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A public meeting of the Co. Roscommon Joint Policing Committee will take place at 7.00pm on Thursday, 8th December 2015 in The Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. All members of the public are invited to attend this public meeting. 

The theme of the public meeting will be Community Safety in County Roscommon.  

The Joint Policing Committee was established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and includes elected members of Roscommon County Council, Oireachtas Members, Garda representatives, representatives from the community and voluntary sector and officials of Roscommon County Council. The function of the Committee 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 attend the meeting, to have their views heard and to put questions to the committee. All questions concerning the policing of County Roscommon should be submitted in writing to:

Jacinta Carlos, Community and Enterprise Section, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon

or by e-mail to


Questions should be received no later than Thursday 1st December 2016 and must include the name and address of the person submitting the question, which will be kept confidential. Questions will be accepted from any person affected by the policing of the area. Those who require alternative arrangements for the submission of questions may contact 090-6637325. 

Please note that the Joint Policing Committee may not consider matters relating to a specific criminal investigation or prosecution or matters relating to the security of the State. In addition to this the Joint Policing Committee will not consider a matter if:

  • It would endanger the security of one or more individuals.

  • It relates to an individual.

  • It involves information received by the Garda Síochána or the local authority in confidence.

  • It would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

  • Individuals shall not be discussed or named. An individual’s right to privacy and the provision of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 must be adhered to.

  • It is deemed prejudicial to a Garda operational matter.

  • The public is advised that in some circumstances, for legal reasons, it may not be possible to provide information requested. 


Martin Lydon

Director of Services,

Planning & Enterprise.