Commenting on the PSNIs response to the Public Consultation Assistant Chief Constable George Clarke said: “If we are to build a safe, confident and peaceful society, then we must find a way of dealing with our past and the PSNI is committed to playing our part in that process.
“Our response to the Consultation is grounded in a desire to see the proposals not only successfully established; but working effectively to meet the needs of those grieved and injured during our past, as well as our society as a whole.
“The extent to which the legacy of the past has implications for both the present and the future of policing cannot be underestimated. PSNI has learned lessons from our experience of dealing with the past and is keen to use those lessons to assist in the implementation of more effective mechanisms in order to help build a safer and more peaceful society. Our response, therefore, outlines both strategic and practical issues that need to be carefully considered and thought through in order to make real and necessary progress.
“PSNI looks forward to working with all in our community to successfully implement agreed outcomes from this consultation process and to supporting the needs of those affected by the Troubles.”
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