Members of the committee highlighted an altercation between a number of women in John Roberts Square which was caught on camera and uploaded to social media.
However Chief Superintendent Padraig Dunne said it was an isolated incident and moved to reassure the public.
“There was a lot of gardaí around the City Centre and there continue to be gardaí in the city centre on a daily basis,” he said.
“Public disorder in Waterford has decreased in the last 6 years from a high of over 1,400 a year to a little over 800. That’s not to say that each incident causes upset… but what I’d like people to know is that Waterford is a safe City to go an socialise in.”
He said that groups of young people socialising in the city, who may be “boisterous” can create a “perception of unsafeness” and said that parents have a role to play in ensuring that they no where their children are and who they’re with.