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New agreement with PSNI over provision of information

12.08.20 New agreement with PSNI over provision of information

The Police Ombudsman’s Office and the PSNI have signed a new agreement which will oversee the processes by which police provide information to the complaints body.

Agreement with PSNI over provision of infromation

Police Ombudsman’s Office outlines focus of investigation

03.07.20 Police Ombudsman’s Office outlines focus of investigation

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has outlined in greater detail the focus of its current investigation into how police dealt with a series of public protests during the early part of the ‘lockdown’ period.

Investigation into policing of large public gatherings

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has disclosed that an investigation is underway into how the PSNI have enforced the Coronavirus Public Health Regulations at large public gatherings.

Appeal for information following man’s death at Cloughey

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses following the death of a 27-year-old man at Cloughey in Co. Down yesterday afternoon (Saturday 25 April).

How to complain

If you wish to make a complaint about a police officer or member of police staff, please use our online complaint form, email us at  complaints@policeombudsman.org or call us on 0300 123 2989 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).

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Historical Investigations

Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

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Information for Police Officers

Detailed information about the work of the Police Ombudsman's Office for police officers, including information about the complaints process, what happens if a complaint is made against you, and a detailed FAQ section.

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Children & Young People

Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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