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Engagement On Official Statistics


Do you use our official statistics? If so, fill in our short survey to let us know how you use the statistics produced by the Police Ombudsman and what we can do to improve them to better meet your needs.

Vulnerable People Policy & Practice Investigation Begins


The Police Ombudsman has commenced an investigation into the PSNI policies and practice and the obligations imposed on police officers when interacting with vulnerable people.

Police Ombudsman Condemns Attempted Murder Of Police Officer

The Police Ombudsman has condemned the attempted murder of an off-duty police officer.  

Witness appeal: Portrush incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident in Portrush on Wednesday 8 February 2023. The incident, which involved a physical altercation between a police officer and a member of the public, took place at approximately 8pm outside a house at Glentaisie Park.

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 or call us on 0300 123 2989 between 9am and 5pm. 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.

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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