Independent Custody Visiting Scheme


Who can become an icv

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 will be launching our volunteer recruitment scheme soon for people to apply to become an Independent Custody Visitor (ICV).  Applications will open on Thursday 19th September until Friday 18th October 2019. 

If you wish to be kept up to date with the process you can register your interest by emailing us at or phone us on 028 9040 8630.

Find out more about this scheme.

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