Discipline and Anti-Corruption Branch

The PSNI is committed to the maintenance of the highest levels of honesty and integrity and to the prevention of dishonest, unethical and unprofessional behaviour.

What is Corruption?

Corruption can be defined as, a member of the police service who commits an unlawful act or abuses their position for personal or a perceived advantage, having the potential to affect a member of the Public.

What we do?

Anti-Corruption Unit has a duty to prevent and detect wrongdoing and corruption by members of the organisation whilst 'Off Duty'

The PSNI is committed to the maintenance of the highest levels of honesty and integrity and to the prevention of dishonest, unethical and unprofessional behaviour. The purpose of the Anti-Corruption Unit is to support that commitment by ensuring that the police officers and staff who serve our community on a daily basis reflect these values of honesty and integrity. We achieve this by responding to information relating to wrong doing by police officers, staff and those members of the public who seek to corrupt those in public office.

How to report it?

If you have any concerns regarding Corruption by Police Officers, Police Staff or by members of the public who seek to corrupt those in the police service then the following reporting mechanisms are available:

  • 101 non-emergency number – General Information:

The telephone number for calling the Police Service of Northern Ireland in a non-emergency situation is 101. The number provides members of the public with improved access to police non-emergency services. The non-emergency 101 number is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

  • Crimestoppers:

Telephone : 0800 555 111
Websitecrimestoppers-uk.org/

Crimestoppers is an independent charity, who are not part of the police, so when you contact Crimestoppers you won't be identified. The only person who knows you contacted them with information is you.

We know that it can be difficult to come forward with information. You might have seen or heard something about corruption by a member of the police service, but don't know what to do, or are scared to come forward. It's easy to think there is nothing you can do, but Crimestoppers can offer the confidentiality you may require.

  • Police Ombudsman:

Website : www.policeombudsman.org/

This Office provides an independent, impartial system for the handling of complaints about the conduct of police officers whilst 'On Duty'.

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