Our Strategy and Vision


For the Police Service of Northern Ireland, keeping people safe is what we do; Policing with the Community is how we do it. Policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing. It is about creating real participation between the police and the community - a partnership in which policing reflects and responds to the community’s needs and in which the community plays an active part in delivering a solution.


We want to help build a safe, confident and peaceful Northern Ireland.

What do we do?

We will prevent crime, detect offenders and protect the most vulnerable in our society.

How will we achieve this?

We will achieve this by Policing with the Communities that we serve and by treating all members of the public with courtesy, respect and fairness.

We will work collaboratively with communities and those in the public, private and voluntary sectors to achieve our vision, being fully accountable to those who we serve.


Our work is overseen through a system of accountability structures including the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board

View our Annual Policing Plan.