Planning ahead for policing – Board and PSNI seek your views

21 October 2019

The Northern Ireland Policing Board and the PSNI have today (21 October) launched a joint public consultation on the Northern Ireland Policing Plan.

They are looking for views from the public on how the Plan is developed and the outcomes to have a safe community, confidence in policing, and engaged and supportive communities.

Policing Board Chair Professor Anne Connolly said:  “To get policing right, it is vital that we have a plan which not only sets out the key priorities for policing over the next 5 years but a plan which will also assist the Board in assessing the effectiveness of policing across communities.

We are currently developing the Policing Plan for 2020-2025 and want to hear your views; you can do this simply through our website.

We will also be talking to communities at public events in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Dungannon to give you the chance to engage directly with us.

Your input will help the way the Board provides independent oversight of policing, and the way the PSNI strive for the delivery of an outstanding police service.”

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said:  “We want to hear your views on the four key questions outlined in the Consultation.  Your response will help us to shape the Plan, which includes the outcomes and indicators for policing in Northern Ireland to ensure that our communities feel safe, they are engaged and supportive of the PSNI and have confidence in policing.”

Notes to Editors

  1. The consultation will run until 6 January 2020.
  2. Information on how to take part in the consultation can be found at
  3. Details of all events are listed in the document.
  4. For further information, contact


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