Policing And Community Safety Partnership
About Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)
What are PCSPs?
PCSPs (Policing and Community Safety Partnerships) aim to make our community safer.
They are statutory bodies established under the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and bring together, in one partnership, the functions and responsibilities of District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) , building on the most useful and effective aspects of each, while operating in a more streamlined and joined up way.
They are funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
There are 26 partnerships in the province, one for each council area. Belfast has one PCSP and four District Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (DPCSPs) covering the North, South, East and West area commands within the city.
Each PCSP has a Policing Committee to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.
PCSPs may also establish Delivery Groups to address particular community safety issues that arise in their areas.
Carrickfergus Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)
Who we are?
Carrickfergus PCSP has 8 political members and 7 independent members.
The Partnership Chair is Councillor Andrew Wilson
The PCSPs elected members are:
- Alderman May Beattie
- Alderman Billy Ashe
- Councillor Terence Clements
- Councillor Isobel Day
- Councillor Charlie Johnston
- Councillor Lynn McClurg
- Councillor John Stewart
The PCSPs Independent members are:
- Bobby Harrison-Rice (Vice-chair)
- Leslie Addis
- Marjorie Hawkins
- Brenda Leslie
- Gavin Norris
- Lorraine Saunderson-Browne
- Catherine Harper
The PCSP also consists of the following statutory bodies designated for membership by the NI Assembly
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Housing Executive
- Youth Justice Agency
- Northern Ireland Probation Board
- North Eastern Education and Library Board
- Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
- Health Trust
The PCSP Manager is Neil Herron (Tel: 028 9335 8042)
The PCSP Support Officer is Alison Kane (Tel: 028 9335 8036)
What we do?
Carrickfergus Borough Council PCSP will aim to make our community safer. We do this by focussing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in Carrickfergus Borough.
- consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant district commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;
identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled;
- monitor - a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime; and
- deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.
Carrickfergus Borough Council PCSP Policing Committee will work with local police to develop the local policing plan and monitor their performance against this plan.
The role of the Policing Committee is to carry out the following specific functions:
- to provide views to a relevant police commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the district;
- to monitor performance of the police in carrying out the policing plan in the district; and
- to make arrangements for obtaining the co-operation of the public with the policing in preventing crime and enhancing community safety in the district.
Carrickfergus Borough Council PCSP will work with the community to identify issues of concern in the local area and potential solutions, and will prepare a plan to address these concerns. The focus of the plan will be on delivering practical solutions .
We also work in partnership with those organisations that have a contribution to make to enhancing community safety in our area.
When designated organisations are appointed they will be active members of our partnership and contribute to the development of our partnership plan.
Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for everyone. Carrickfergus Borough Council PCSP would be keen to hear your views.
We will be hosting public meetings in the future and these will be publicised locally.
This website page will also be updated regularly.
Projects in your area
Carrickfergus Borough Council PCSP is supporting a range of community safety projects in your area. As the partnership establishes over the next few months we will provide information here on this website.
For further information please contact: