Role of DPP
Larne District Policing Partnership (DPP), in common with other DPP’s acts as an interface between communities and individuals in Larne Borough and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The Partnership was established in March 2003, its authority being derived from the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.
Larne DPP comprises 15 Members, 8 elected Members of the Council and 7 independent Members.
The core functions which the DPP must undertake as set out in Section 16 of the Act, namely:
- to provide views to the Police District Commander and the Policing Board on any matter concerning the policing of the district
- to monitor the performance of the Police in carrying out:
1 the Annual Policing Plan as it relates to the district
2 the Local Policing Plan for the district
- to make arrangements for obtaining the views of the public about matters concerning:
1.the policing of the district
2.the co-operation of the public with the Police in preventing crime
- to act as a general forum for discussion and consultation on matters affecting the policing of the district.
A Code of Practice on the functions and responsibilities of District Policing Partnerships was issued under Section 19 of the Act, whilst the regulation of business of Larne DPP is as contained in its Standing Orders.