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The Secretary of State has announced her intention to recommend the appointment of Mrs Marie Anderson as the new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, underlined the importance of independence to the work and ethos of his office during a speech at the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics last night (28 March).
He also warned that it is a fragile thing - hard won and easily lost. Click the headline for the full text of his address.
The Police Ombudsman’s Office has commenced an investigation into the police response to initial reports about an incident at the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, on St Patrick’s Night (Sunday 17 March 2019), where three young people tragically lost their lives.
The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident during which a 13-year-old boy was arrested in Banbridge on Saturday evening (2 March).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0300 123 2989 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).
Further information is available by clicking the links below:
Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.
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.
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.