Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are volunteers from the community. They make unannounced visits to police custody suites to monitor the welfare and treatment of people in detention and the conditions of detention.
They do this by, in pairs, speaking with people in detention, inspecting facilities and checking custody records. This is an essential legislative role for the Board, ICVs report their findings to the Board and this helps ensure PSNI meet their human rights responsibilities.
We have recently closed the application part of a process to recruit new volunteers to the Scheme. If you have applied, we will be in touch soon. You can find out more about how the Scheme works here.