About the Board

The Policing Board is an independent public body made up of 10 Political and 9 Independent Members established to ensure for all the people of Northern Ireland an effective, efficient, impartial, representative and accountable police service which will secure the confidence of the whole community, by reducing crime and the fear of crime. Members of the Board are bound by a Code of Conduct and operate under agreed Standing Orders.

The Board has a range of legislative duties to meet. Through meetings of the Policing Board and the work of its committees, it holds the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the policing service. 

Members of the public and media may attend monthly Policing Board meetings in public. Committee meetings of the Board are held in private but you can read the minutes in the publications section.

Current Members of the Board

 

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson

Independent Member

John Blair

John Blair

Political Member

Tom Buchanan

Tom Buchanan

Political Member

Joanne Bunting

Joanne Bunting

Political Member

Trevor Clarke

Trevor Clarke

Political Member

Tom Frawley

Tom Frawley (Vice Chair)

Independent Member

Doug Garrett

Doug Garrett (Chair)

Independent Member

Janet Gray

Dr Janet Gray, MBE

Independent Member

Edgar Jardine

Edgar Jardine, CB

Independent Member

Dolores Kelly

Dolores Kelly

Political Member

Gerry Kelly

Gerry Kelly

Political Member

Liz Kimmins

Liz Kimmins

Political Member

Seán Lynch

Seán Lynch

Political Member

Colm McKenna

Colm McKenna

Independent Member

Carmel McKinney

Carmel McKinney, OBE

Independent Member

Frank McManus

Frank McManus

Independent Member

Mike Nesbitt

Mike Nesbitt

Political Member

Mervyn Storey

Mervyn Storey

Political Member

Deidre Toner

Deirdre Toner

Independent Member