The Planning Process

Holding the Chief Constable to account is the primary statutory function of the Policing Board.  The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 requires the Minister of Justice to determine long term objectives for policing, the Policing Board to set objectives, and the PSNI to develop plans to deliver the objectives.  The direction for policing is formalised in an Annual Policing Plan and the Board is responsible for monitoring performance against the Plan.