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Public confidence in PSNI on rise: survey

Confidence in the PSNI has risen, a new survey has revealed.

The majority of people surveyed in the latest Policing Board poll had some, a lot, or total confidence in the PSNI's ability to police Northern Ireland.

Eighty-four per cent of participants had confidence in the police's ability to provide an ordinary day-to-day policing service.

This marks an increase of 4% on the response recorded in September 2010's survey.

In the latest poll, which was carried out during January 2012, 69% of those surveyed thought that the PSNI was doing a very/fairly good job.

Policing Board chief Brian Rea said: “While this result is welcome, and overall the figures are generally positive, we know there is still work to be done to improve the level of service and build confidence in policing in some communities.

“The commitment from both the board and the PSNI in achieving this is endorsed in the new style Policing Plan which has been designed to improve Police Service delivery, engagement with the community and how the PSNI works in partnership with other agencies.”

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