The Policing Plan is what the Board and PSNI want to achieve in the next five years, the Performance Plan is how we are going to carry it out. A 2020/21 operational Performance Monitoring Framework is also in place which allows the Board to monitor the measures, includes a clear timeframe for reporting and ensures the PSNI provide qualitative and quantitative data. It was developed through a small working group of Board members and officials and the PSNI.
Each measure within the performance plan is allocated to a Board Committee and takes into account the Board’s statutory responsibilities, legislation and the Committee Terms of Reference. This enables each Committee’s Programme of Work to be strategically driven to through the Policing and Performance Plan with the Committees holding PSNI to account.
The monitoring and reporting is further supported with senior PSNI representation at Committees. This provides Members with the opportunity to present on PSNI progress, present challenge and discuss emerging issues or opportunities in order to ultimately assess the effectiveness of police performance. This consequently ensures the Board effectively delivers on our scrutiny and advocacy responsibilities.