The Board

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 Policing Board are bound by a Code of Conduct contained within its Standing Orders at Appendix 2 (PDF 741 KB).

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.

John Blair

Political Member

Keith Buchanan

Keith Buchanan

Political Member

Joanne Bunting

Joanne Bunting

Political Member

Alan Chambers

Political Member

Board Chair Anne Connolly

Anne Connolly OBE (Chair)

Independent Member

Brice Dickson Independent Member

Brice Dickson

Independent Member

Linda Dillon

Political Member

Ryan Feeney Independent Member

Ryan Feeney

Independent Member

Tom Frawley

Independent Member

Doug Garrett

Independent Member

Dolores Kelly - Political Member

Dolores Kelly

Political Member

Gerry Kelly - Political Member

Gerry Kelly

Political Member

Philip McGuigan

Political Member

Colm McKenna

Independent Member

Gary Middleton

Political Member

Paul Nolan Independent Member

Paul Nolan

Independent Member

Wendy Osbourne Independent Member

Wendy Osborne OBE

Independent Member

Mervyn Storey

Political Member

Debbie Watters

Deborah Watters (Vice Chair)

Independent Member