Chair of the DPP:
Vice-Chair of the DPP
Tel: 02844 610857
Tel: 0845 600 8000
Welcome to Down DPP
Down District Policing Partnership (DDPP) area covers 64,400 hectares with a population of 64,000. The three largest towns are Downpatrick, Ballynahinch and Newcastle. In addition there are eighteen sizeable settlements with a dispersed rural population.
The Partnership was set up under the Policing (N.I.) Act 2000. Members have recognised both the challenge and the importance of their roles and responsibilities in relation to Down District. For the first time it allows local people the statutory right to influence local policing. The legislation established clear roles and responsibilities and this provides the framework for the activities that are undertaken by Down DPP;
a) provide views to the police District Commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the policing of the District
b) monitor the performance of the police in carrying out:
i. the Annual Policing Plan as it relates to the District
ii. the local Policing Plan for the District
c) make arrangements for obtaining the views of the public about matters concerning:
i. the policing of the District
ii. the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime
d) act as a general forum for discussion and consultation on matters affecting the policing of the district.
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