The Police Service of Northern Ireland - An inspection of how well the service treats its workforce and the people of Northern Ireland
On 6 January 2020, the Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) commissioned us to inspect the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
It asked us to examine all elements of the police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL) inspection methodology. In particular, we focused on legitimacy.
We asked three main questions. They were:
- Does the service inspire public confidence?
- Is the behaviour of the service’s workforce ethical and lawful?
- Does the service inspire the confidence of its workforce?
The report also gives an update on the effectiveness and efficiency of the service since our last inspection. To assess effectiveness we examine preventing and investigating crime, protecting the vulnerable, and tackling serious and organised crime. For efficiency we examine understanding demand, and planning for the future.