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Police right to authorise damage to car blocking fire engine

13.06.17 Police right to authorise damage to car blocking fire engine

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected a claim that police failed to make reasonable efforts to avoid having to damage a parked car which was blocking a fire engine on its way to a blaze in Portrush over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Police cleared of delaying ambulance for boy with broken leg

06.06.17 Police cleared of delaying ambulance for boy with broken leg

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has rejected claims that police waited 40 minutes before summoning help for a boy whose leg had been broken in an alleged assault.

Officer disciplined over failure to investigate mugging

01.06.17 Officer disciplined over failure to investigate mugging

A police officer has been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he had failed to undertake “even the most basic of steps” to investigate a mugging in the Greater Belfast area.

Response to comments by Chairman of Police Federation

It is disappointing that the Chairman of the Police Federation has chosen again to air views that are unfounded.

Police Ombudsman’s Office recognised as Investor in People

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has achieved silver accreditation in the Investors in People Standard – an award which recognises the organisation’s commitment to high performance through good people management.

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If you wish to make a complaint about a police officer or member of police staff, please use our online complaint form, or call us on 0845 601 2931 (telephone calls may be recorded for joint protection, training and other lawful purposes).

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Historical Investigations

Information about the work of the Police Ombudsman in investigating incidents related to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

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Information for Police Officers

Detailed information about the work of the Police Ombudsman's Office for police officers, including information about the complaints process, what happens if a complaint is made against you, and a detailed FAQ section.

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Children & Young People

Information and videos about what the Police Ombudsman Office does, and what to do if you are a child or a young person and are not happy about the way you’ve been treated by police.

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