The Policing Board is an independent public body made up of 19 Political and Independent Members established to ensure for all the people of Northern Ireland an effective, efficient, impartial, representative and accountable police service which will secure the confidence of the whole community, by reducing crime and the fear of crime. Members of the Board are bound by a Code of Conduct (PDF 521KB) and operate under agreed Standing Orders.
The Board has a range of legislative duties to meet. Through meetings of the Policing Board and the work of its committees, it holds the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the policing service.
Members of the public and media may attend monthly Policing Board meetings in public. Committee meetings of the Board are held in private but you can read the minutes in the publications section.