Belfast PCSP Strategic Assessment and Action Plan 2019/20

Closed 29 May 2019

Opened 6 Mar 2019


Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is developing a Strategic Direction for 2019-2023 and we’re keen to hear your views on our Strategic Assessment and the Action Plan for 2019/2020. 

The PCSP, through this Action Plan, aims to improve community safety by tackling actual and perceived crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as promoting community confidence in policing.

PCSPs were established under the Justice Act (NI) 2011 to consult and engage with the community and undertake projects and interventions to improve policing and community safety in Belfast.

The Partnership has Elected Members appointed by Belfast City Council, Independent Members selected by NI Policing Board through a public appointments process and representation from Designated Members; Police Service (PSNI), Youth Justice Agency (YJA), Probation Board (PBNI), NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS), The Education Authority (EA), the Housing Executive (NIHE) and the Belfast Trust (BHSCT).


Why we are consulting

A key feature of the PCSP is its role in engaging with local community and statutory groups to identify local concerns in relation to policing and community safety and invite their contribution in addressing those concerns. 

In the development of this document, relevant statistics have been reviewed and a consultation with community partners undertaken.  Planning workshops have also been held involving all of the statutory partners who sit on Belfast PCSP.  Furthermore, the Belfast City Council’s door to door Resident Survey (to take place in March 2019) will help the PCSP to ascertain what community safety issues are of concern across the city.

It is now important that we hear your views as the public consultation process is an essential component to the overall development of the final Strategic Direction Document for 2019-2023.

This 12 week consultation is your opportunity to tell us if you think we are addressing these important issues in the right way. 

It should be noted that Belfast PCSP can develop projects and initiatives to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and build confidence in policing, but are unable to replace core services (that are the responsibility of statutory agencies) or fund capital projects. 

Your feedback will help us to shape and develop our work in order to meet our key objectives of improving community safety by tackling actual and perceived crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as support community confidence in policing.

The draft Belfast PCSP Strategic Assessment and 2019/2020 Action Plan is attached. Should you require the document in a different format or in another language, please email with your request.

Note: The Action Plan document has been divided into separate attachments (per theme) for your ease of reference and review. 


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