We record and monitor reports made to Police, identifying and reporting offenders. We work in partnership with Belfast City Council and Community Groups, including Neighbourhood Watch and have established Active Citizen Networks to help reduce incidents. We target persistent offenders and work with local young people and youth groups, particularly in Finaghy and Ballynafeigh, to tackle nuisance behaviour, underage drinking and drug misuse.
We have increased high visibility patrols with additional hours allocated to address burglaries in the area. We plan specific anti-burglary operations, including in plain clothes, and work in partnership with other Police teams, concentrating on offenders and identified hot spot areas. We carry out leaflet drops with Community Workers and liaise with Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in the Balmoral area.
We have dedicated Minority Liaison Officers within our team to follow up, investigate and support victims. We liaise with other agencies and local Community Groups and have established Active Citizen Networks with ethnic minority communities to help encourage the reporting of crime and increase contact with Police.
When a local policing area officer is unavailable to take your call, there will be a facility where you can leave a message to be contacted. If your call relates to an emergency, please call 999. If your call relates to a non-emergency, please call 101 to report the matter.
Policing in Northern Ireland is a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding career. The PSNI is one of Northern Ireland's largest employers, employing approximately 7,000 regular police officers and 2,500 police staff with a wide range of skills and talents.