Ombudsman to investigate policing of protests during COVID-19

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has launched an investigation into the PSNI's enforcement of public health regulations at large public gatherings, including recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Published 23 June 2020

PSNI re-branding proposal to be withdrawn following unionist backlash

A proposed re-branding of the PSNI will not go forward for consultation in its current form following a sharp backlash from unionists.

Published 10 June 2020

PSNI criticised for fining Black Lives Matter protesters

Lawyers and human rights activists have criticised the PSNI for fining protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies in Belfast and Derry.

Published 8 June 2020

PSNI appoints three new sex work liaison officers

The PSNI has appointed three new sex work liaison officers under a scheme launched in 2015, bringing the total to five.

Published 16 March 2020

Injury on duty schemes for PSNI and prison officers to cost over £500m

Over £500 million is set to be paid out to former police and prison officers who sustained injuries while on duty through schemes which require "substantial changes" to remain sustainable.

Published 10 March 2020

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