The Police Service of Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Policing Board, conducted a public consultation on local policing in 2018.
In 2015 PSNI reviewed policing structures in line with the Review of Public Administration and gave an undertaking to the Policing Board that they would review these changes to ensure their operational effectiveness.
This led to the Local Policing Review consultation which ran from August 2018 to November 2018.
The aim of the consultation was to explore how police could best meet public needs and demands and deliver the most effective local policing.
Information gathered during the public consultation has been analysed by an independent company and the resulting report will be used to shape and inform the future of local policing.
The publication of the report is anticipated in the near future.