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Background and Introduction

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Joint Policing Committee was established in 2009. The DLR JPC is a strategic partnership between An Garda Siochana and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council with the aim of creating a safe and secure county.  DLR Joint Policing Committee meets three times a year and hold one public meeting per annum. Please see related documents (right of page) and document list (below) for current membership and six year strategic plan.

The legislative frame work for the establishments of Joint Policing Committees is set out in Section 35 of An Garda Síochána Act 2005 and the amendments to this act in 2014. Section 36(2) of the Act provides that a JPC’s function is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority’s administrative area, and in particular to:-

  • Keep under review, a) the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour (including the patterns and levels of misuse of alcohol and drugs) and b) the underlying factors that contribute to these issues.
  • Advise the local authority and the Garda Síochána on how they might best perform their functions and do everything feasibly possible to improve the safety and quality of life, to prevent crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.
  • Arrange and host public meetings concerning matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area.
  • Establish in consultation with the local Garda Superintendent and specific neighbourhoods, local policing fora to discuss and make recommendations to the JPC.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of local policing fora.

(Taken from the national Joint Policing Forum guidelines).

Garda Districts Covered by the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Joint Policing Committee. 

The majority of Dun  Laoghaire Rathdown is located within the Dublin Metropolitan East district.

Within the DLR East district there are two sub districts of “F” covering Dún Laoghaire, Shankill and Cabinteely  and the “W”   covering the Blackrock, Stillorgan, Stepaside and Dundrum areas.  

Dun Laoghaire Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665000

Blackrock Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665200

Dundrum Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665600

Shankill Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665900

Cabinteely Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665400

Stepaside Garda Station
Tel: 01 6665700


Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Meeting Dates 2023:

23rd February 2023, Hybrid, Council Chamber, 5 - 7pm

30th May 2023, Public Meeting, Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, 5.30pm

Local Policing Fora Meeting Dates 2023:

Ballybrack/Loughlinstown/Shankill LPF

17th Janunary 2023, 11am, Shanganagh Park House

21st March 2023, 11am - 12 pm, Shanganagh Park House

Central Dun Laoghaire LPF

8th February 2023, The Annex, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, 11 am - 12 pm

29th March 2023, Public Meeting, The Asembly Room, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, 7pm

Sandyford Stepaside LPF

21st February 2023, Sandyford Community Centre, 7 pm - 8 pm

Dundrum/Stillorgan LPF

28th February 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm, DLRCOCO offices, Dundrum main street (Hybrid meeting)

11th May 2023, 11am-12pm, DLRCOCO offices, Dundrum main street (Hybrid meeting)

Operation of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Joint Policing Committee. 

While the Garda and DLRCC partnership is central to the effective operation of the JPC it is essential that there is a collective approach to assigning and accepting responsibility

  • JPC members should indicate what they will contribute to its work. All stakeholders have a role to play.
  • All members should be familiar with the Guidelines.
  • All members should know the 3 strategic priorities identified for the year. A constructive and collaborative   approach by all members is required to achieve results
  • All members should promote the work, achievements and success of the JPC through all channels of communication.

Members should be aware that policing issues that are in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area should in the first instance be referred to the relevant Garda Station.

The current Guidelines state that this JPC should be strategic. It should not be a forum for addressing matters of detail. It should set priorities and be action orientated.


Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Joint Policing Committee Six Year Strategic Plan

dlr Joint Policing Strategy six year Strategy 2016-2021

dlr JPC Annual Reports

dlr JPC Meeting Reports

dlr JPC Minutes of Meetings