Independent Community Observer Scheme



Independent Community Observers (ICOs) are volunteers from the community. They make unannounced visits in pairs to observe and report to the Board on key aspects of the PSNI’s recruitment process for Police Officers. ICOs help ensure that the same procedures are applied to all candidates and that facilities and arrangements are adequate. This ensures the recruitment process is independent, transparent and fair for all.

The Board will shortly be looking for new volunteers to join the Scheme. If you are interested in finding out more, register your interest by emailing and we’ll send you details when applications open.