Belfast Telegraph

PSNI board 'slow and bureaucratic'

An independent review of the Northern Ireland Policing Board found it is slow and bureaucratic and in danger of being overtaken by other oversight bodies, it has been revealed.

The continuous improvement report on the police's scrutiny body said the way it is performing is causing frustration among senior police officers.

Board members are set for a private meeting to discuss the outcome of the report, conducted by independent consultant Ken Reed, after a monthly public session in Belfast.

The review found that the board's "decision-making processes are slow, bureaucratic and not outcome focused, which is resulting in frustration among members and senior officers of the PSNI".

It also said there was a risk of it being overtaking by other bodies - such as Stormont's Justice Committee - if performance did not improve.

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