NIPSA representatives from PSNI attended their first ever meeting with the Chairperson of the NI Policing Board. Dooley Harte, HQ Official for the PSNI, stated

“We have been seeking a meeting with the Chairperson of the NI Policing Board for some time and following his appointment last year, we got to meet Doug Garett, the Board’s new Chairperson. We were able to set out the important role carried out by police staff as well as highlight a number of issues in budgets, pay approval process, recruitment and resourcing, pensions, Covid and restricted duty officers. It was good to get the first meeting completed and we now have a commitment to further engagement with both the Chairperson and the Chief Executive.”
Dooley Harte
Assistant Secretary