Policing & Community Safety Partnerships (PCSP) have been established with a clear remit under the Justice (NI) Act 2011, bringing together and further developing the functions previously undertaken by the local Community Safety and District Policing Partnerships - building on the successes of each, whilst operating in a more streamlined fashion to identify and address the issues of policing and community safety concern within our District.
Funded by the Department of Justice, the Northern Ireland Policing Board and Cookstown District Council the overall aim of Cookstown PCSP is to identify issues of community safety concern that matter to people and deliver targeted initiatives in response to alleviate concerns.
At the centre of the process is a Policing Committee which undertakes the business of the Partnership and provides a platform for monitoring police performance within the District. The overall PCSP, supported by Task & Finish Groups, will focus on delivering initiatives and taking action to address issues of concern within neighbourhoods.
The Council is responsible for setting up and facilitating local activity surrounding the Policing & Community Safety Partnership. It is made up of 8 Councillors from Cookstown District Council, 7 Independent Members from the local community appointed through a public appointments process and a number of statutory agencies as designated by the Department of Justice.
The period since it's establishment has been taken up with appointing the Independent Members and working with the statutory agencies as identified by the Department of Justice. Time has also been taken to develop a Partnership Development Plan to guide its work within the twelve month establishment period. Given that only the Councillors and Independent Members have been officially appointed since the establishment date the following will be completed as new Members are announced.
|Cllr J McNamee (SF)*||Cllr S Clarke (SF)||Cllr C McElhone (SF)|
|Cllr C Mallaghan (SF)||Cllr T Quinn (SDLP)||Cllr J McGarvey (SDLP)|
|Cllr T Wilson (UUP)||Cllr M Lees (DUP)|
|Elizabeth Baxter**||Wilbert Buchanan||Marie-Claire Devlin|
|Mark Farquhar||Gary Harkness||Ursula Marshall|
|Statutory Members (proposed)|
|Probation Board NI||Youth Justice Agency||NI Housing Executive|
|PSNI||NI Fire & Rescue Service||Education & Library Board|
|Northern Health & Social Care Trust|
* Cllr McNamee is the PCSP Chairperson, 2012-13 including the Policing Committee
** Mrs Baxter is PCSP Vice-Chairman, 2012-13 including the Policing Committee
The Partnership works towards making our community even safer for all to enjoy by focusing on the policing and community safety concerns that matter the most across the district. General functions include a requirement to:
These functions will be undertaken through the overall PCSP structure with our governance arrangements including policing committee meetings, overall PCSP meetings and task and finish group meetings. The PCSP will periodically report back to Council and the Joint Committee of the Department of Justice.
We will update you with progress on our work through these pages as the PCSP continues to develop.
Task & Finish
|Minutes 16 May 2012|
|Minutes 21st June 2012|
|Minutes 26th July 2012|
The PCSP is currently consulting on its draft Equality Scheme, Audit of Inequalities and Action Plan . All documents can be accessed below. Comments should reach the PCSP Office using any of the contact details listed within the documents by Monday 14th January 2013.
Partnership Plans & Business Documents 2012-2013
Philip Moffett, Business Improvement & (PCSP) Partnership Manager
Shauna McCloskey, PCSP Officer
TBC, Business Support
Cookstown District Council
COOKSTOWN BT80 8DT
Tel: 028 8676 2205 Fax: 028 8676 4360 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org