Chief Constable updates Newry community on Police Service’s new look

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Monday, March 30th, 2015
The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, George Hamilton, has written to every home in Northern Ireland to explain what the forthcoming changes to policing will mean for the public. psni21The letters are being delivered in Newry Mourne and Down to coincide with the April 1st deadline, which marks the beginning of a transformation process within the police service to align its Districts with the 11 new Local Councils as part of the Review of Public Administration (RPA). They will be accompanied by a Newsletter tailored specifically with information for Newry, Mourne and Down residents and will introduce the new local District Commander, Superintendent Simon Walls and his team of senior officers who will be working within the area to keep people safe. It will also provide details on the changes taking place within frontline policing over the next six months aimed at being more responsive to the needs of local communities. The local Newsletter also highlights some of the key work the Police Service of Northern Ireland is involved in, alongside partners, to make communities safer and more confident places to live and work in. Chief Constable George Hamilton explained, “Policing in Northern Ireland is undergoing major change, providing us with exciting new opportunities to deliver a policing service with local communities. Our new structure is about providing more time for our officers to engage and investigate. “My job, as Chief Constable, is to manage this change process and keep the focus on protecting people, preventing crime and detecting criminals. We must adapt to new pressures and challenges whilst keeping communities at the heart of everything we do. He added, “Policing is changing but our policing purpose remains the same – keeping people safe is what PSNI do. Policing with the Community is how we deliver the service.”
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