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Police Ombudsman’s Office recognised as Investor in People

23.05.17 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.

Investigation into alleged golf club assault was "appalling"

04.05.17 Investigation into alleged golf club assault was "appalling"

A police officer has been disciplined after conducting what the Police Ombudsman’s Office has described as an “appalling” investigation into an alleged assault on a teenage girl.

Complaint rejected after officer “fought for his life"

02.05.17 Complaint rejected after officer “fought for his life"

The Police Ombudsman has rejected allegations against a police officer, after hearing how he was subjected to an attack which forced him to fight for his life.

Officers disciplined over arson attack failings

Two police officers have been disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found failings in the police investigation of an arson attack in Co. Antrim in the summer of 2014.

Officer cleared of breaking woman’s arm

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office has cleared a police officer of breaking a woman’s arm by twisting it behind her back during an incident in Co. Derry/Londonderry last December.

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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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