Policing Policy and Strategy Division (PPSD)

The role of Policing Policy and Strategy Division including Strategic Policy and Sponsorship branch, the Police Powers and Human Resources Policy Branch, the Policing Strategy and Support Branch and the Probation and Prisoner Ombudsman Branch.

Role of Policing Policy and Strategy Division (PPSD)

The role of the PPSD is to

  • promote and maintain a high level of public confidence in policing and in the tripartite accountability arrangements
  • maintain the accountability structures that effectively challenge and support the PSNI and Arms’ Length Bodies
  • ensure robust governance which supports the PSNI and ALBs to achieve their objectives

Policing Policy and Strategy Division comprises the following branches:

Police Planning & Resources Branch

The role of the branch is to

  • contribute to strategic Police Planning
  • sponsor, and ensure robust corporate governance and oversight of, the PSNI and Northern Ireland Policing Board
  • support delivery of the Northern Ireland Community Safety College Programme

Police Powers and Human Resources Policy Branch

The role of the branch is to

  • ensure robust arrangements are in place for police officer HR Policy
  • ensure effective oversight of the Independent Assessor for Recruitment Vetting
  • Ensure the provision and maintenance of the PACE legislation framework for police powers in Northern Ireland and work with the PSNI to maintain appropriate custody requirements under PACE.

Policing Strategy and Support Branch

The role of the Branch is to:

  • ensure robust corporate governance and oversight of  the RUC George Cross Foundation, Police Rehabilitation & Retraining Trust & NI Police Fund
  • support the RUCGC Foundation in delivering the policing museum project

Publications

Probation and Prisoner Ombudsman Branch

The role of the branch is to:

  • ensure robust corporate governance and oversight of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, Prison Ombudsman, Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and Independent Monitoring Boards
  • agree Terms and Conditions of Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland

We work with these bodies

Back to top