Policing and Community Safety

What are PCSPs?

 

PCSPs (Policing and Community Safety Partnerships) aim to make our community safer.

They are statutory bodies established under the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and bring together, in one partnership, the functions and responsibilities of District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) , building on the most useful and effective aspects of each, while operating in a more streamlined and joined up way.

They are funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

There are 26 partnerships, one for each council area. Belfast has one PCSP and four District Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (DPCSPs) covering the North, South, East and West areas of the city.

Each PCSP has a Policing Committee to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.

PCSPs may also establish Delivery Groups to address particular community safety issues that arise in their areas.

Newry and Mourne PCSP

Who we are

Newry and Mourne PCSP has 10 political members and 9 independent members.

  • CouncillorAndy Moffet – Chairman
  • Councillor William Burns
  • Councillor John Feehan
  • Councillor Michael Carr
  • Councillor Frank Feely
  • Councillor Sean Doran
  • Councillor Charlie Casey
  • Councillor Michael Ruane
  • Councillor Daire Hughes
  • Councillor Terry Hearty
  • Mr Declan Murphy
  • Mr Kieran Burns
  • Ms Colette O’Reilly
  • Mrs Annette Hughes
  • Mr Mark Gibbons
  • Miss Michelle Burns
  • Mrs Sharon Porter
  • Miss Noeleen McPolin
  • Mr Damian McKevitt

The Newry and Mourne PCSP Partnership Manager is Mrs Heather McKee

The Newry and Mourne PCSP Policing Committee Officer is Ms Patricia Hamilton

 

What we do

Newry and Mourne PCSP aims to make our community safer. We do this by focussing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in the Newry and Mourne District Council area.

We:

consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant district commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;

identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled;

monitor - a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime; and

deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.

Policing Committee

Newry and Mourne PCSP Policing Committee works with local police to develop the local policing plan and monitor their performance against this plan.

The role of the Policing Committee is to carry out the following specific functions:

  • to provide views to the Area Commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the district;
  • to monitor performance of the police in carrying out the policing plan in the district; and
  • to make arrangements for obtaining the co-operation of the public with the policing in preventing crime and enhancing community safety in the district.

Community Safety

Newry and Mourne PCSP will work with the community to identify issues of concern in the local area and potential solutions, and will prepare a plan to address these concerns. The focus of the plan will be on delivering practical solutions .

We also work in partnership with those organisations that have a contribution to make to enhancing community safety in our area.

Getting involved

Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for everyone. Newry and Mourne PCSP would be keen to hear your views.

We will be hosting public meetings in the future and these will be publicised locally.

This website page will also updated regularly.

Further information

This webpage will be updated with the work of the Newry and Mourne PCSP as we move forward.

Contact us

Mrs Ms. Heather McKee - PCSP Partnership Manager - 028 3031 3073

Ms. Patricia Hamilton - PCSP Policing Committee Officer - 028 3031 3071

Ms Siobhan Fearon - PCSP Project Support Officer - 028 3031 3052

PCSP Office - 028 3031 3078

PCSP Fax - 028 3031 3077

PCSP Email - pcsp@nmandd.org