Our Office has 150 staff and is based at Church Street in Belfast (opposite St Anne's Cathedral).
Before becoming Police Ombudsman in July 2012, Dr Maguire was from September 2008 the Chief Inspector of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate in Northern Ireland.Click here to visit Dr. Michael Maguire's biography
Adrian McAllister joined the Police Ombudsman's Office in January 2013 and brought with him experience both in running a major public body and in policing.Click here to visit Adrian McAllister's biography
The Acting Senior Director of Investigations is Mr Pete O’Sullivan. His role is to oversee the handling of all complaints referred to the Office by members of the public, by the Secretary of State, the Chief Constable or by the Policing Board.
The Acting Director of Investigations (Current) is Mr Jeff Smyth. He is responsible for the management and control of all current complaints and investigations.
The Director of Investigations (Historical) is Mr Paul Holmes. Paul is responsible for the management and control of all historical investigations, including both complaints and referrals from the PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team (HET).
Olwen Laird is the Director of Corporate Services. She is responsible for all administrative matters, including the proper spending of the Police Ombudsman's budget, its personnel matters and its Information Technology systems.
Tim Gracey is the Director of Information. This Directorate is responsible for engagement with the public and the police through the provision and exchange of general information about our work. Much of this is done using the media, meetings within the community and responding directly to your questions. If you are aware of any group which would like to hear more about our work or wish to discuss a particular issue, we would be happy to meet you. You can contact us on email@example.com
The Director of Research and Performance (RPD) is Greg Mullan. Greg has extensive background in the area of civilian oversight having been the Deputy Chief Executive of the Independent Commission for Police Complaints (NI). Greg and his team produce all the statistical information in relation to trends and patterns in police complaints. RPD is also responsible for conducting research in the area of police complaints and measuring Office performance by way of quality assurance and the measurement of Key Performance Indicators.
The Director of Legal Services is Mr Seamus McIlroy. Mr McIlroy is a solicitor with previous experience in general practice, as well as working in the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service and the Public Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice. He is responsible for dealing with all legal matters affecting the Office, including issues pertaining to legislation, litigation matters and the provision of general legal advice to the Ombudsman and his staff.