Co. Wicklow Joint Policing Committee

Joint Policing Committees (JPCs) aim to develop greater consultation, cooperation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Authorities and elected local representatives.

JPCs also facilitate the participation of the community and voluntary sectors in this regard.

Co Wicklow PPN has 7 representatives on the Co Wicklow JPC made up of 1 representative from each of the five municipal areas, 1 representative from member groups with a co-wide remit and 1 representative from the community & voluntary college.

Our PPN Representatives

Ann Halpin

Ann Halpin

Baltinglass Municipal Area Representative to Co Wicklow Joint Policing Committee

Ann currently works for the HSE and has trained as a medical emergency technician, a health care provider & basic life support instructor, an occupational first aid instructor, and a drug awareness & prevention instructor. She has certificates in rural development, adult education in community development & training, equality studies in training & development, and community development & leadership. Ann has been involved in the Irish Red Cross, and The Carers Association. She is currently involved in The Alzheimer’s Society, Hollywood Senior Citizens, Community Alert, Community First Responders, Hollywood Friend Club, Hollywood Fair Committee, Hollywood Pride of Place Committee and Hollywood Tidy Towns.

Liz Ferris

Liz Ferris

Bray Municipal Area Representative to Co Wicklow Joint Policing Committee

Liz has been a member of Bray Head Residents Association for 30 years. As well as normal resident’s association activities, their main aim is the preservation and protection of Bray Head and its environs for the community, and the enforcement of the Special Area Amenity Order. Liz has also worked in a voluntary capacity with Bray Wanderers Junior Supporters Club for over 10 years fostering interest and support in her local football team. Outside of Wicklow, her voluntary work has taken her to the Vesnova Orphanage, Chernobyl, with the Bray Outreach group on many occasions as part of their building projects. Liz hopes that her membership of the JPC will be of benefit to her community.

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Ciara Perks

Wicklow Municipal District Representative

Ciara is embedded in Community life through her involvement as Community liaison for Wicklow County Council COVID-19 response
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Management, PRO of Newtownmountkennedy Community Forum, local correspondent for the Wicklow People as well as positions on the committees of Newtown Community Centre and the local CE Scheme.

Stephen Kearon

Community & Voluntary College Representative

Stephen has worked as a Special Adviser to the Government and has been involved in various community groups for over 30 years so has experience of community issues from different perspectives.

James Dunne

James Dunne

Arklow Municipal District Representative

James Dunne comes with a wide experience of community involvement. He is a founding member and current chairman of the Board Arklow Business Enterprise Centre. He is a founding member of the Arklow Springboard Family welfare project and current chairman of their advisory Committee. He is a member of the Executive of Arklow & District Chamber of commerce. He was appointed a Peace Commissioner in 2005. He is a former National Trustee of the Gaelic Athletic Association. He served as County Chairman and Secretary of the County Wicklow GAA Board and is currently secretary of the Arklow Geraldine’s Ballymoney GAA Club.    

Conor O'Leary

Conor O’Leary

Groups with a co-wide remit representative

Conor is the Community Alert Development Officer for Muintir na Tire which jointly manages the national community alert programme with An Garda Siochana. He is also an active member of his local community in Kiltegan in West Wicklow and a co-founder and Chairperson of The Hub Community Cafe and Shop in Kiltegan.

Charlotte Byrne

Charlotte Byrne

Greystones Municipal District Representative

Charlotte is a founder member of Kilcoole Feet on the Beat. Feet on the Beat is a community initiative set up in August 2016 following some burglaries and car thefts in the Kilcoole area. She is also involved with Kilcoole Neighbourhood Watch. A text alert scheme has been set up as part of the group. The group is non political but works with local representatives to secure better policing for the locality.