The Board

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 which will secure the confidence of the whole community, by reducing crime and the fear of crime. Members of the Policing Board are bound by a Code of Conduct contained within its Standing Orders at Appendix 2 (PDF 741 KB).

The ten Political Members, who are all Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are appointed under d'Hondt principles. The nine Independent Members are appointed by the Justice Minister.

Through meetings of the Policing Board, and through the work of its committees, it holds the Chief Constable to account for his actions and those of his staff.

Members of the public and press may attend monthly Policing Board meetings in public.

While other meetings of the Board are held in private, you can read the agendas and minutes by viewing the Minutes and Agendas page.

Deidre Blakely Independent Member

Deirdre Blakely

Independent Member

Keith Buchanan

Keith Buchanan MLA

Political Member

Joanne Bunting

Joanne Bunting MLA

Political Member

Board Chair Anne Connolly

Anne Connolly (Chair)

Independent Member

Brice Dickson Independent Member

Brice Dickson

Independent Member

Stephen Farry MLA

Stephen Farry MLA

Political Member

Ryan Feeney Independent Member

Ryan Feeney

Independent Member

Brenda Hale MLA

Brenda Hale MLA

Political Member

Ross Hussey - Political Member

Ross Hussey MLA

Political Member

Gerry Kelly - Political Member

Gerry Kelly MLA

Political Member

Nichola Mallon

Nichola Mallon MLA

Political Member

Jennifer McCann

Jennifer McCann MLA

Political Member

Raymond McCartney

Raymond McCartney MLA

Political Member

Nelson McCausland

Nelson McCausland MLA

Political Member

Roisin McGlone Independent Member

Roisin McGlone

Independent Member

Paul Nolan Independent Member

Paul Nolan

Independent Member

Catherine Pollock Independent Member

Catherine Pollock

Independent Member

Wendy Osbourne Independent Member

Wendy Osborne OBE

Independent Member

Debbie Watters

Deborah Watters (Vice Chair)

Independent Member