The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland provides independent, impartial investigation on complaints made about the Police in Northern Ireland. Outcomes of investigations are made entirely independently of the Police, Government and those who have made the complaint.
The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland’s website is a vital communications channel for the office. Through the website, PONI makes information available to a range of various stakeholders including the general public in Northern Ireland, police officers, government ministers, and policy makers. It is also the main source of information for its stakeholders, and is used for education purposes. This information can include reports, case summaries, press releases, statistics and other relevant data. In terms of raising stakeholder awareness, the website provides timely, accurate, and easily accessible information, and is utilised by all stakeholders to share information, seek advice and lodge complaints.