Section 75 (Northern Ireland Act) and the Police Service
Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires the Police Service to consult with the public in a meaningful way regarding the development of policy.
New policies may affect the way in which we offer a policing service to the public. Our consultation zone includes information on proposed policies and we welcome your views especially in relation to any equality concerns that you may have.
Equality, Diversity and Good Relations
The PSNI's Equality, Diversity & Good Relations Strategy outlines how we will meet our obligations in relation to:
- Section 75 of the NI Act 1998;
- Section 48 of the Police Act 2000;
- Section 49A and B of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended) (Disablilty Action Plan), which has been approved by the Equality Comission.
Click here to read the Equality, Diversity & Good Relations Strategy 2012 - 2017. If you require a paper copy of the strategy or a copy in an alternative format, please contact:
We would like to thank all our consultees whose feedback helped shape the development of this strategy and we look forward to working with you in overseeing the successful delivery of it.
Speedy Justice EQIA Overview
PSNI now invite your feedback on the Speedy Justice EQIA during this formal consultation process. Speedy Justice aims to
- Enable victims of comparatively low level /low impact crimes to be more involved in determining how the crime should be dealt with whilst maintaining the rights of offenders.
- Offer a method of disposal that is prompt, proportionate to the crime and that will improves victim satisfaction.
- Afford greater access to justice for victims, with justice done and seen to be done, thus supporting the drive to promote confidence in policing and the Criminal Justice System.
- Provide a personal police service, thereby avoiding the lengthy, costly and impersonal bureaucracy attached to the formal justice system.
- The formal consultation process will run from November 30th 2012 until 4.00pm on March 1st 2013.
For alternative formats please contact Chief Inspector Michael Kirby by email (email@example.com) or by phone on 028 9092 2373
Speedy Justice EQIA Documentation
Draft Operational Guidance: When and how to manage disposal of a crime by discretion (PDF, 47.7 KB)
Draft Operational Guidance: When and how to use streamlined no prosecution files (PDF, 48.0 KB)
Draft Operational Guidance: When and how to obtain a non-court disposal decision by telephone from the PPS (PDF, 53.5 KB)
Alcohol test Purchasing Procedures EQIA
PSNI now invite your feedback on the Alcohol Test Purchasing Procedures EQIA during this formal consultation process. Alcohol Test Purchasing aims to
- Reduce the incidence of under-age drinking;
- Make the purchase of alcohol by minors less likely to occur;
- Heighten awareness of responsibility to age-proof the sale of alcohol by licensed premises;
- Reduce anti-social behaviour among adolescents.
The formal consultation process will run from November 30th 2012 until 4.00pm on March 1st 2013.
For alternative formats please contact John Conner by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone on 028 9092 2624.
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