Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) is an independent, statutory inspectorate with responsibility for promoting the effectiveness, efficiency and even-handedness of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. It has remit to inspect all the agencies that make up the criminal justice system (with the exception of the judiciary). The Policing Board closely monitors the various CJINI inspection reports. Where the inspections are of particular relevance to the PSNI the Board, or Committees of the Board, will often meet with key personnel from CJINI to discuss the inspection findings and may also follow up with PSNI on the issues identified. This enables the Board to better carry out its scrutiny role and challenge PSNI performance in key areas of policing. PSNI is also inspected by the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). HMICFRS work closely with CJINI to agree inspections to be taken forward in relation to the PSNI, and both organisations have participated in joint inspections of the PSNI. Further information in relation to the work of CJINI is available through the CJINI website