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Police Ombudsman statement

30.11.20 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

A total of 13 separate matters arising from the de Silva review were formally referred to the Police Ombudsman's Office by the PSNI in February 2016. However, at this stage events connected to the murder of Pat Finucane are not central to any of our ongoing investigations.

Police Ombudsman publishes review of legislation

25.11.20 Sign on front of Police Ombudsman's building

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has published a review of the legislation under which her Office operates, in accordance with section 61(4) of the Police (NI) Act 1998. The review coincides with the Minister for Justice’s ‘stock take’ exercise for the Department’s arm’s length bodies and this review will be considered by the Minister as part of that stock take.

Review of legislation under Section 61(4) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

Police Ombudsman publishes review of legislation

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has published a review of the legislation under which her Office operates, in accordance with section 61(4) of the Police (NI) Act 1998. The review coincides with the Minister for Justice’s ‘stock take’ exercise for the Department’s arm’s length bodies and this review will be considered by the Minister as part of that stock take.

Twenty years on

The Police Ombudsman's Office is 20 years old today. It first opened its doors to the public on 6 November 2000.

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.

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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