NI Policing Board

Created by
Neil Lavery
Last updated -
2 years 15 weeks ago
The Policing Board is an independent public body made up of 19 Political and Independent Members established to ensure for all the people of Northern Ireland an effective, efficient, impartial, representative and accountable police service.

The main statutory duties and responsibilities of the Policing Board are to:

  • secure an effective and efficient local police service;
  • appoint (and dismiss, if necessary) the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Assistant Chief Constables and senior civilian staff;
  • consult widely with local people on how their area is policed;
  • set priorities and targets for police performance;
  • monitor the work of the police and how well they perform against the targets set by the Policing Board;
  • publish a rolling three year policing plan each year which informs people what they can expect from their police service and reports on police performance every year;
  • ensure local people get best value from the police;
  • oversee complaints against senior officers;
  • discipline senior officers.
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