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Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)

What are PCSPs? 

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.

Minutes of PCSP and District PCSP meetings can be requested by emailing

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, in particular the police.

Action Plan 2019 - 2020

From December 2018 to February 2019, Belfast PCSP undertook a Strategic Assessment of Policing and Community Safety in the Belfast area. 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 request 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 on request. Please email to request a copy of any of the following:

  • 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 to request a copy, please email

Disability Actions Plans

Belfast PCSP and the north, south, east and west district PCSPs have drafted Disability Action Plans for 2019 -2024. A public consultation on these documents closed on 3 January 2020. Comments from this consultation will be incorporated into the Disability Action Plans and final versions will be available in early 2020. To request a copy, please email


All PCSP events can be found in our events section.


Coronavirus update
Last updated: Wednesday 8 April 2020

As a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus) applications for Policing Committee Grants are suspended.


Belfast PCSP

Political Members Independent Members
Councillor Micheal Donnelly (Chair)
John MacVicar (Vice chair)
C/Supt John Roberts, PSNI
Councillor Fred Cobain (North)  Debbie Hammill Pauline Smart, EA
Councillor McDonough-Brown (South chair) Mary Lambe
Bryan Nelson H&SCT
Alderman Tommy Sandford (East chair) John Loughran
Jennifer Hawthorne, NIHE
Councillor Michelle Kelly (West) VACANT AGC Andy McVeigh, NIFRS
Councillor Claire Canavan Michael O’Hara
Roisin Muldoon, PBNI
Councillor JJ Magee Susan Russam
Patricia Muldoon/Harry Bradley, YJA
Councillor Brian Smyth Anne-Louise Toal

Councillor Carl Whyte

North Belfast DPCSP

Political Members Independent Members
Councillor Fred Cobain (Chair) Michael Murray (Vice chair)
Chief Inspector Kelly Moore, PSNI
Councillor JJ Magee Jennifer Cornell
Mark McBride, EA
Councillor Nuala McAllister Gerard O'Reilly Gabi Mornhinweg, H&SCT
Councillor Conor Maskey VACANT Liam Gunn, NIHE
Councillor Mal O’Hara Gerald Solinas Barry McGalie, NIFRS
Emer Loughran/Colum Duffy, PBNI
Dermot Magorrian, YJA

South Belfast DPCSP

Political Members Independent Members
Councillor McDonough-Brown (Chair) Richard Kennedy (Vice chair)
Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick, PSNI
Councillor Sarah Bunting Michael Boyle
Paddy Gallagher, EA
Councillor Aine Groogan Paul McDonnell
Yvonne McKnight, H&SCT
Councillor John Gormley VACANT
Paul McCombe, NIHE
Councillor Geraldine McAteer VACANT Gavin Bell, NIFRS
Councillor Gary McKeown
Melissa Spence/Naomi Jackson, PBNI
Declan Davey, YJA

East Belfast DPCSP

Political Members Independent Members
Alderman Tommy Sandford (Chair) Jonathan Currie (Vice chair) Chief Inspector Christian Bradley, PSNI
Alderman Sonia Copeland Michelle Bryans
Mark McBride, EA
Alderman Tom Haire David Geddis Yvonne Cowan, H&SCT
Councillor Carole Howard Lisa McMaster Gary Ballantyne, NIHE
Councillor John Kyle Steven McMillen
Gavin Bell, NIFRS
Councillor Geraldine McAteer Local Designates Naomi Jackson/Jane McKenna, PBNI

Michael Daly, Chief Officer,
Harbour Police 

Dermot Magorrian, YJA 

West Belfast DPCSP

 Political Members  Independent Members
Councillor Michelle Kelly (Chair) VACANT (Vice chair)
Chief Inspector Gary Reid, PSNI
Councillor Claire Canavan Elizabeth Groves
Pauline Smart, EA
Councillor Matt Collins Eoin McShane
Paul O'Neil, H&SCT
Councillor Micheal Donnelly Lauren Slane
Paddy Kelly, NIHE
Councillor Brian Heading VACANT
Barry McGalie, NIFRS
Alderman Frank McCoubrey Local Designates Nicola Bradshaw/Noreen O'Neill, PBNI
  Aisling Heath, Falls Council
Harry Bradley, YJA
  Paula Kerr, Upper Falls  

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 the following features: 

  • 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 to view accident.
For more information or to request 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

Contact us
Community safety
028 9027 0469
Belfast PCSP
Belfast City Hall