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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Functions of PCSP

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21.—(1) The functions of a PCSP shall be—

(a)to provide views to a relevant district commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the policing of the district;

(b)to monitor the performance of the police in carrying out—

(i)the policing plan in relation to the district; and

(ii)the local policing plan applying to the district or any part of the district;

(c)to make arrangements for obtaining the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime and enhancing community safety in the district;

(d)to make arrangements for obtaining the views of the public about matters concerning the policing of the district and enhancing community safety in the district and to consider fully any views so obtained;

(e)to act as a general forum for discussion and consultation on matters affecting the policing of the district and enhancing community safety in the district;

(f)to prepare plans for reducing crime and enhancing community safety in the district;

(g)to identify targets or other indicators by reference to which it can assess the extent to which those issues are addressed by action taken in accordance with any such plans;

(h)to provide any such financial or other support as it considers appropriate to persons involved in ventures designed to reduce crime or enhance community safety in the district; and

(i)such other functions as are conferred on it by any other statutory provision.

(2) The functions of a PCSP mentioned in subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c)—

(a)are referred to in this Part as its “restricted functions”; and

(b)must be exercised, on behalf of the PCSP, by the policing committee of the PCSP.

(3) References in this section to enhancing community safety in any district are to making the district one in which it is, and is perceived to be, safer to live and work, in particular by the reduction of actual and perceived levels of crime and other anti-social behaviour.

(4) In exercising its functions, a PCSP shall have regard to the code of practice under section 23.

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