December 01, 2022 | Policing Other
The PSNI commissioned a review into the licencing, transport and use of explosives within Northern Ireland with the aim of examining the role of the Explosives Blasting Unit (EBU) with a view to identifying internal recommendations regarding future operations and resourcing in September 2021. That review has now been completed although it is still being considered by senior PSNI command who won't make it available to the public, using "operational policing" as a reason for not doing so.
Can you please provide me with a copy of said review please?
"This review is an operational PSNI matter and any change in policy in respect of the outcome of the review will be decided by the Chief Constable who has ultimate responsibility for supporting safety and implementing existing legislation." Above is a reply received from the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
I would like to request from the Chief Constable a copy of the recently commenced review into the role of the Explosives Blasting Unit (EBU) with a view to identifying internal recommendations regarding future operations.