Extension of appointment of Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice

Date published: 27 May 2022

Justice Minister Naomi Long has extended the appointment of the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice until 29 November 2024. Jacqui Durkin first took up appointment on 30 November 2019 on a three-year term.

Justice Minister Naomi Long pictured

Naomi Long said: “I am extending this appointment due to a range of factors, including the need for continuity as we seek to recover the criminal justice system and re-energise our agenda for reform.  I am grateful to the Chief Inspector for committing to a further period of service.”

The appointment is a full-time commitment and attracts remuneration of £112,542 per annum.

Notes to editors: 

1. Criminal Justice Inspection NI is an independent statutory inspectorate with responsibility for inspecting all aspects of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland apart from the judiciary. The power to appoint a Chief Inspector is contained in the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

2. More information on the role of the Chief Inspector can be found on the Criminal Justice Inspection NI website.

3. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland Code of Practice. 

4. For media enquiries contact the Department of Justice Press Office at press.office@justice-ni.gov.uk

5. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted out of hours on 028 9037 8110.

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