The human rights adviser for the Policing Board has criticised the PSNI’s “endless excuses” over how it records the community background of people who have been arrested or stopped and searched, The Detail reports. The board's annual human rights report noted that that a “sig
A former Northern Ireland solicitor's details are being used as part of an employment scam targeting the UK health sector, the PSNI has warned. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has circulated a report from the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre, which said it has been made aware of the use of details and cr
An investigative journalist has taken the PSNI to a tribunal over its refusal to release a secret review of Special Branch strategy compiled at the height of the Troubles. The dossier was drawn up in 1973 when officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s Special Branch are known to have been
The police have apologised to 115 people after they were stopped and searched without correct approval due to a "technical error". The paperwork authorising the searches had been signed by an individual who lacked authority, the BBC reports.
The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has launched an investigation into the PSNI's enforcement of public health regulations at large public gatherings, including recent Black Lives Matter protests. The investigation will consider whether police have been consistent in their approach to issuing
A proposed re-branding of the PSNI will not go forward for consultation in its current form following a sharp backlash from unionists. The force recently released images of proposed new branding featuring the crest alongside the words "Police Service NI".
Lawyers and human rights activists have criticised the PSNI for fining protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies in Belfast and Derry. Five protests were scheduled to go ahead across Northern Ireland this weekend, but only the Belfast and Derry gatherings went ahead.
The PSNI has appointed three new sex work liaison officers under a scheme launched in 2015, bringing the total to five. A specialised operational lead officer has also been appointed as the sixth member of the team.
Over £500 million is set to be paid out to former police and prison officers who sustained injuries while on duty through schemes which require "substantial changes" to remain sustainable. A new report from the Northern Ireland Audit Office reveals that the injury on duty schemes for officers
Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher has been appointed to lead an independent police team investigating alleged collusion between the security forces and the so-called "Glenanne gang". The Court of Appeal ruled in July that the brother of 13-year-old Patrick Barnard, who was murdered in
NI: Court of Appeal: PSNI loses appeal against finding there is a ‘legitimate expectation’ of a Hooded Men inquiry
The Chief Constable of the PSNI has lost an appeal against the High Court’s ruling which quashed a decision not to take further steps to investigate the question of identifying and prosecuting individuals in relation to the treatment in custody of the "Hooded Men" in 1971. Delivering the leadi
The PSNI will attempt to appeal a landmark ruling on holiday pay directly to the UK Supreme Court, according to reports. The Court of Appeal in Belfast ruled in June that PSNI officers can pursue claims for holiday pay from the date of commencement of the Working Time Regulations (NI) 1998, and are
Sexual offences cases in Northern Ireland took an average of nearly two years to be dealt with last year, according to new figures. The Department of Justice said the median processing time for cases where the main offence was in the sexual offences category was 667 days in 2018/19.
Former PSNI chief constable Sir Hugh Orde has said he is "still furious" about the 2014 closure of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET), which he said should have been allowed to complete its work. In an interview with The Irish Times, the former police chief, who stood down in 2009, challenged the f
All PSNI custody suites are set to have on-site nurses by next September, bringing Northern Ireland in line with most UK police forces. The first phase of the new embedded service, costing around £500,000, was implemented at Musgrave Station in Belfast in October.