Local Community Safety Partnership

Call for Expression of Interest – Appointment of Chairperson to the new Local Community Safety Partnership for County Laois

 Laois County Council invites expressions of interest for consideration for appointment as Chairperson of a new Local Community Safety Partnership which is be established in each Local Authority area in line with the Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024.

 The Closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is Monday 22nd July 2024 at 5pm.

 Further Information is available by contacting dce@laoiscoco.ie  or by clicking on the link below :


Call for Expressions of Interest – Appointment of Chairperson to the new Local Community Safety Partnerships for County Laois



Minister McEntee invites expressions of interest for Chairpersons of new Local Community Safety Partnerships

  • Local Authorities will run a selection process to enable the Minister for Justice to identify a suitable Chairperson for each Local Community Safety Partnership over the course of the summer.
  • Rollout of LCSPs will begin later this year across the country
  • LCSPs have been piloted in Waterford, Longford and Dublin’s North Inner City


26 June 2024

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD has welcomed the launch of the process for the selection of Chairpersons for new Local Community Safety Partnerships across the country. 

The LCSPs, which have been piloted in Waterford, Longford and Dublin’s North Inner City, will bring together a range of service providers and the community to examine and deliver on actions that will improve community safety in their localities.

The establishment of LCSPs nationwide is a key element of the Government’s community safety policy, which recognises that different localities have different challenges and needs and therefore require bespoke approaches and interventions to help people be and feel more secure in their communities.

LCSPs will be rolled out in each local authority area later this year and will replace the current Joint Policing Committees (JPCs). They will be the primary structures through which the Government’s new approach to Community Safety will be delivered at a local level.

Speaking today, Minister McEntee said:

Collaboration will be a crucial part of ensuring the Local Community Safety Partnerships deliver for their communities. The Chairperson in each LCSP will set expectations regarding culture, values, and behaviours at LCSP level, with the ultimate aim of creating and implementing a tailored community safety plan that addresses the specific safety concerns of the community.

“At the heart of the Government’s community safety policy is the principle that every community has the right to be and feel safe to thrive and flourish, and needs different responses and supports to do so. To achieve that, we need people who understand their community and who are willing to use their knowledge and experience to lead the partnerships. I want to encourage anyone who believes they would have a positive contribution to make to consider putting their name forward.”

The Partnerships will have a wider membership than the JPCs and will include residents, local councillors, community representatives, business and education representatives along with a range of public services including the HSE, Tusla, An Garda Síochána and the local authority.

The role of the Chairperson will be to lead the work of the Local Community Safety Partnership and find consensus among the members so that a tailored local community safety plan can be developed. They will also be responsible for driving forward the implementation of the community safety plan so that it delivers tangible benefits in the community.

The Expression of Interest process will be undertaken by each Local Authority to identify a suitable Chairperson. The Chairperson will be responsible for the leadership of the LCSP and ensuring its effectiveness on all aspects of its role.

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