Section 25(1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 provides for the Policing Board to determine the objectives for the policing of Northern Ireland.
To comply with its statutory duty the Board has developed a number of Strategic Outcomes for Policing. These were developed in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and outline what we collectively believe needs to be achieved by 2020.
It is important for the Board to have a long term vision for policing and while the Strategic Outcomes for Policing 2016 - 20 outline what we want the PSNI to focus on at a strategic level over the next four years, the Annual Policing Plan will deliver incremental changes and improvements towards the achievement of these.
View the Strategic Outcomes for Policing / Annual Policing Plan publications here.
Update on the Strategic Outcomes for Policing 2017-18;
Following consultation with key stakeholders and partner agencies the Strategic outcomes for policing featured in the Northern Ireland Policing Plan 2017-18 were reduced from twelve to nine.
Rather than removing any particular strategic outcome, the following outcomes were merged in order to provide a more succinct framework whilst maintaining a focus on the issues identified;
|2016-17 Strategic Outcome||2017-18 Strategic Outcome|
|2.1 Reducing harm caused by crime and anti-social behaviour with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable.||2.1 Harm Caused by crime and anti-social behaviour is reduced, with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable, including repeat victims.|
|2.2 Protecting and supporting repeat victims.|
|4.1 Delivering significant improvement in the quality of files and disclosure to the Public Prosecution Service [PPS].||
4.1 Achieve an effective partnership with the Public Prosecution Service and wider criminal justice agencies to deliver more positive outcomes for victims.
*NB – The quality of files and disclosure submitted to the PPS has become a performance indicator of the overall outcome
|4.2 Achieving an effective partnership with the PPS and other key partners in the Criminal Justice System in order to deliver an effective professional service which strives for positive outcomes for victims.|
|5.1 Providing an efficient, effective police service focused on protecting frontline services and continually improving and responding to need.||
5.1 An efficient and effective police service.
*NB – Measures within this outcome include an understanding of demand, sustainable workforce planning, implementation of a wellbeing strategy and increasing the number of officers and staff available for full duties.
5.2 Demonstrating the best use of resources for the PSNI.
The Strategic outcomes for Policing contained within the 2017-18 Northern Ireland Policing Plan have been developed using an outcomes based accountability approach, in order to ensure that Policing Activity is targeted at achieving positive and tangible change.