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The latest publications issued by the Police Ombudsman's Office are listed below.
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This policy explains how to make a complaint about the Office or its work.
Policy in relation to the interpretation of ‘the gravity of the matter or the exceptional circumstances’ as contained in the RUC (Complaints etc) Regulations 2001
A downloadable summary of the history of the Police Ombudsman's Office.
The Historical Investigations Case Prioritisation Policy has been developed following consultation with the public and the police, to help achieve a fair and equitable approach in deciding the order in which we carry out our investigations.
A summary of responses received during the consultation process on the prioritisation of historical cases being investigated by the Police Ombudsman's Office.
Outlines the work of the Police Ombudsman's Office in investigating issues arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998, commonly known as "The Troubles".
Police Ombudsman Response to Recommendations made in the Criminal Justice Inspection Report
The full report on the Police Ombudsman's Claudy investigation into how the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) dealt with their suspicions that a Catholic priest was allegedly involved in the bombing of Claudy in County Londonderry on 31 July 1972. Nine people were killed and more than 30 others were injured in the atrocity.
Provides information about the informal resolution process, a quicker way of dealing with less serious complaints.
Newsletter of the Office of the Police Ombudsman
Guidelines for designers.
A collection of case studies in news sheet format.
A summary of 24 Reports by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
to the Secretary of State, the Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Chief
Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on the discharge of baton
rounds by Police Officers during 2001 and 2002.
Informal Resolution: a simple and quick way to deal with complaints