Public Awareness of the Office

The Office has published the most recent Public Awareness Report, 2021.

The results from the survey are used by the Office to monitor public awareness and confidence. 
The main findings of the 2021 survey are:

  • Nine out of ten respondents had heard of the Police Ombudsman's Office.
  • Similarly nine out of ten respondents who had heard of the Police Ombudsman's Office were aware that the Office is independent from the police.
  • Just under seven out of ten respondents who had heard of the Police Ombudsman's Office were confident that complaints were dealt with in an impartial way.
  • Three quarters of respondents who had heard of the Police Ombudsman's Office, felt they would be treated fairly if they made a complaint.
  • Three quarters of respondents who had heard of the Police Ombudsman's Office, felt it would help ensure the police do a good job.

The results from this survey and previous surveys are published in the 'Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet'.

The next annual report on public awareness will be published in May/June 2023.

Previous reports are available on our publications page at the following link:
Latest Publications from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland - Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

 

Related Links

Accompanying excel spreadsheet

 

Contact Us

By letter:

Information and Communications Unit
11 Church Street
Writers Square
Belfast
BT1 1PG

 

By phone:
028 9082 8634
By Email:
info@policeombudsman.org

 

If you have any comments, suggestions or questions about the statistics produced by the Office, we would be happy to hear from you through our feed back form.

Trends in Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman's Office, 2013/14. - See more at: http://poni.uat.biznetdemo.com/Statistics-Research/Complaint-Statistics-in-Northern-Ireland#sthash.264il5Tp.dpufTrends in Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman's Office, 2013/14.
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Trends in Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman's Office, 2013/14. - See more at: http://poni.uat.biznetdemo.com/Statistics-Research/Complaint-Statistics-in-Northern-Ireland#sthash.264il5Tp.dpuf

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