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Policing and community safety partnership

  • Policing and community safety partnerships in Belfast

    Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) work to make communities safer, ensuring that the voices of local people are heard.

    In Belfast we have an overarching Policing and Community Safety Partnership and four District Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (North, South, East and West).

    Each partnership is made up of elected and independent members and representatives from the statutory sector.

    For minutes of PCSP and District PCSP meetings, contact us by email:

    We aim to build safer, shared and confident communities by:

    • engaging and consulting to help improve policing and community safety
    • working in partnership with local communities, partners and agencies
    • monitoring our performance and being transparent about what we have achieved, and
    • encouraging cooperation with, and inspiring confidence in the justice system and the police
  • Action Plan 2019-2020

    From December 2018 to February 2019, Belfast PCSP undertook a Strategic Assessment of Policing and Community Safety in Belfast. This exercise was undertaken to ensure that the priorities identified continue to reflect priority policing and community safety issues in the area and was informed by analysis of information provided by statutory partners, as well as the results of ongoing city wide engagement and consultation on policing and community safety across the council area.

    To ask for a copy of the Action Plan 2019 - 2020, please email

  • Strategic Direction Report

    Belfast City Council commissioned SJC consultancy to conduct a Strategic Assessment which informed the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership's Strategic Direction and Action Plan 2019-2022.

    To receive a copy of this report, please email

  • Annual reports

    Current and previous annual reports are available. Please email for:

    • PCSP annual report
    • North Belfast DPCSP annual report
    • East Belfast DPCSP annual report
    • South Belfast DPCSP annual report
    • West Belfast DPCSP annual report
  • Equality schemes

    In October 2018, Belfast PCSPs approved their equality schemes. If you would like a copy, please email

  • Disability Action Plans

    Belfast PCSP and the north, south, east and west district PCSPs drafted Disability Action Plans for 2019-2024. To ask for a copy, please email

  • PCSP events

    All PCSP events are in our events section.

  • Members

    The list of members was updated on 10 August 2022.

    Belfast PCSP

    Political members Independent members Designates
    Councillor Micky Murray Alliance (PCSP Chair) John MacVicar (Vice-Chair) Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones, PSNI
    Councillor Conor Maskey SF (North Chair) Michael Boyle Pauline Smart, EA
    Councillor Gary McKeown SDLP (South Chair) Mary Lambe Bryan Nelson, HSCT
    Councillor Sammy Douglas DUP (East Chair) Vincent Mogey Aengus Hannaway, NIHE
    Councillor Claire Canavan SF (West Chair)  Paula Quigley GC Davy Harbinson, NIFRS
    Councillor Micheal Donnelly SF Norma Shearer Aideen McLaughlin, PBNI
    Councillor Anthony Flynn Green Michael Shields Patricia Muldoon, YJA
    Councillor Michelle Kelly Alliance Gordie Walker  
    Councillor Tracy Kelly DUP    

    North Belfast DPCSP

    Political members Independent members Designates
    Councillor Conor Maskey SF (Chair) Grace Peacock (Vice-Chair) Chief Inspector Allister Hagan, PSNI
    Councillor Fred Cobain DUP Thomas Cheevers Mark McBride, EA
    Councillor JJ Magee SF Ian McLaughlin Gabi Mornhinweg, HSCT
    Councillor Sam Nelson Alliance Ciaran Shannon Gerard Flynn, NIHE
    Councillor Mal O’Hara Green Bernard McClure Lloyd Doree, NIFRS
    Councillor Dale Pankhurst DUP   Emer Loughran/Colum Duffy, PBNI
        Dermot Magorrian, YJA

    South Belfast DPCSP

    Political members Independent members Designates
    Councillor Gary McKeown SDLP (Chair) Richard Kennedy (Vice-Chair) Chief Inspector Finola Dornan, PSNI
    Councillor John Gormley SF Raied Al-Wazzan Barry Magee, EA
    Councillor Sarah Bunting DUP Catherine Leonard Yvonne McKnight, HSCT
    Councillor Aine Groogan Green Thérése McCartney Paul McCombe, NIHE
    Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown Alliance Bob Stoker Johnston Birrell, NIFRS
    Councillor Geraldine McAteer SF   Carolynn Paterson, PBNI
        Harry Bradley, YJA

    East Belfast DPCSP

    Political members Independent members Designates
    Councillor Sammy Douglas DUP (Chair) Gareth Wright (Vice-Chair) Chief Inspector Rosie Thompson, PSNI
    Alderman Sonia Copeland UUP Amy Gillen-Ashe Mark McBride, EA
    Alderman Tom Haire DUP Lisa McMaster Sandra McCarry, HSCT
    Councillor Michelle Kelly Alliance Pádraig O’Donnghaile Gary Ballantyne, NIHE
    Councillor Geraldine McAteer SF Janet Watson Johnston Birrell, NIFRS
    PUP Vacant   Clare Osborne, PBNI
        Dermot Magorrian, YJA

    West Belfast DPCSP

    Political members Independent members Designates
    Councillor Claire Canavan SF (Chair) Michael O’Hara (Vice-Chair) Chief Inspector Peter Brannigan, PSNI
    Councillor Matt Collins PBPA Aoife McCrory Pauline Smart/Barry Magee, EA
    Councillor Micheal Donnelly SF Paul McDonnell Paul O’Neill, HSCT
    Councillor Brian Heading SDLP Michael George Paddy Kelly, NIHE
    Councillor Micky Murray Alliance Ewan Suttie Lloyd Doree, NIFRS
    Councillor Nicola Verner DUP   Liz Walker, PBNI
        Harry Bradley, YJA
  • Neighbourhood watch

    Neighbourhood watch schemes are a great way for communities to keep their streets safer. There are just over 100 neighbourhood schemes running in Belfast, however, there are still many communities that could benefit from the scheme. If you're interested in joining an existing neighbourhood watch scheme, or setting up a new one for your local area, call us on 028 9027 0469 for advice.

  • Car simulator

    The 2 Fast 2 Soon car simulator is a Honda Type R and is used to educate young drivers and passengers about how speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, and distractions can lead to road accidents. The vehicle can play a number of different scenarios and is fitted with modifications to allow the vehicle to give drivers and passengers the sensation of being involved in a crash. 

    The simulator has: 

    • integrated video screens allowing the operator to show different scenarios
    • adjustable real time hydraulic suspension providing the sensation of driving over different road surfaces
    • internal smoke machine producing harmless smoke
    • emergency services simulated lighting integrated sound system
    • rear monitoring screens for spectators to view accident.

    For more information or to ask to use the simulator, email us or call 028 9032 0202 extension 5405, or email the PSNI.

  • Partners and Communities Together (PACT)

    East Belfast District PCSP supports the administration of Partners and Communities Together (PACT). 

    Partners and Communities Together aim to: 

    • Identify, address, and resolve the causes of community problems and concerns in partnership with community groups, elected representatives, key stakeholders and the police through the use of collaborative problem solving and joint strategies.
    • Obtain the views and concerns of the community. 
    • Work together to deal with community issues.
    • Support existing community networks and neighbourhood watch schemes.
    • Give access to partner organisations including elected representatives, police, Belfast City Council, NI Housing Executive, Police and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs), Youth Justice Agency, and the Education Authority.
    • Provide regular updates on actions taken to address issues raised.

    There are three PACT in east Belfast, covering each of the three District Electoral Areas (DEAs). These are:

    • Lisnasharragh - Cregagh, Hillfoot, Merok, Orangefield, Ravenhill and Rosetta 
    • Titanic - Ballymacarrett, Beersbridge, Bloomfield, Connswater, Sydenham and Woodstock
    • Ormiston - Belmont, Garnerville, Gilnahirk, Knock, Sandown, Shandon and Stormont
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