Does the Policing Board set targets in terms of sickness absence that PSNI have to meet?
Yes. As part of its monitoring role every year, the Policing Board establishes targets for the management of Sickness Absence for police officers and civilian support staff as part of the Policing Plan. This area continues to be monitored every four months by the Resources Committee.
What is the Policing Board’s role in respect of complaints?
The Police Ombudsman investigates complaints against police officers below the rank of Assistant Chief Constable (ACC). The Policing Board is the disciplinary authority for officers at ACC rank and above. The Board also has the legislative power to dismiss senior police officers and civilian staff should the need arise.