PSNI



Jon Boutcher appointed to lead independent police team investigating collusion

Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher has been appointed to lead an independent police team investigating alleged collusion between the security forces and the so-called "Glenanne gang".

Published 2 December 2019

Court of Appeal: PSNI loses appeal against finding there is a 'legitimate expectation' of a Hooded Men inquiry

The Chief Constable of the PSNI has lost an appeal against the High Court’s ruling which quashed a decision not to take further steps to investigate the question of identifying and prosecuting individuals in relation to the treatment in custody of the "Hooded Men" in 1971.

Published 23 September 2019

PSNI to petition UK Supreme Court directly over holiday pay ruling

The PSNI will attempt to appeal a landmark ruling on holiday pay directly to the UK Supreme Court, according to reports.

Published 12 September 2019

Sexual offence cases taking average of two years to complete

Sexual offences cases in Northern Ireland took an average of nearly two years to be dealt with last year, according to new figures.

Published 5 September 2019

Former PSNI chief 'still furious' about closure of Historical Enquiries Team

Former PSNI chief constable Sir Hugh Orde has said he is "still furious" about the 2014 closure of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET), which he said should have been allowed to complete its work.

Published 6 August 2019

Full-time nurses to be introduced in all PSNI custody units next year

All PSNI custody suites are set to have on-site nurses by next September, bringing Northern Ireland in line with most UK police forces.

Published 4 June 2019

Simon Byrne named as new PSNI chief constable from July

Simon Byrne, former chief constable of Cheshire Police, has been selected to take over as head of the PSNI following the retirement of incumbent chief constable George Hamilton at the end of June 2019.

Published 27 May 2019

Next PSNI chief constable to be chosen tomorrow

The next PSNI chief constable is set to be chosen by the Northern Ireland Policing Board tomorrow.

Published 23 May 2019

Solicitor Marie Anderson in line for police ombudsman post

Solicitor Marie Anderson is set to be recommended by Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley for appointment as Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

Published 7 May 2019

First arrests in Northern Ireland on suspicion of human trafficking for domestic servitude

Two people have been arrested in connection with suspected human trafficking for the purpose of domestic servitude in a PSNI first.

Published 1 May 2019

Drew Harris challenged to clarify details of car crash at Garda HQ

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been challenged to clarify the details of a car crash at An Garda Síochána's headquarters following conflicting reports about the incident.

Published 8 April 2019

Police watchdog calls for review into legacy disclosure failings

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has called on the Department of Justice to launch a review into police failures to disclose "significant" evidence related to legacy cases to the watchdog.

Published 14 February 2019

PSNI Chief Constable announces surprise retirement later this year

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton has announced plans to retire this summer, turning down an offer for a three-year extension to his contract.

Published 29 January 2019

PSNI does not believe mutual aid from British police will be necessary after Brexit

The PSNI has said it does not believe it will be necessary to redeploy police officers from England and Scotland to Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Published 18 January 2019

PSNI agrees to publish policy on biometric data retention in court case settlement

The PSNI will publish a formal public policy on its retention of biometric data after settling a case brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).

Published 9 January 2019