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Dr Maguire addresses Imagine Belfast Festival

29.03.19 Dr Maguire addresses Imagine Belfast Festival

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.

Police Ombudsman witness appeal

26.03.19 Police Ombudsman witness appeal

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.

Appeal for witnesses to Banbridge incident

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).

Officer cleared over investigation of Cave Hill sabotage

A police officer who was accused of failing to investigate the placing of obstacles on mountain bike trails on Belfast’s Cave Hill has had the complaint against him dismissed by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

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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