Justice Minister Naomi Long visited the PSNI Public Protection branch in Belfast and heard how the team works with a range of agencies to keep the public out of harm’s way.
Justice Minister Naomi Long pictured with Chief Inspector Colm Noonan of An Garda Síochána’s National Protective Services Bureau (left) and Detective Chief Inspector Anthony McNally PSNI (right)
Minister Long said: “The PSNI Public Protection Branch responds to very serious crimes, including violent and sexual offenses and domestic violence, which can have a traumatic and long-lasting impact on their victims. These cases are often complex and challenging. I appreciate the commitment. and the PSNI’s determination to bring criminals to justice and provide support and protection to victims of those crimes.
“The Public Protection Branch also works with a number of partners to ensure that offenders are managed safely in the community under the Public Protection Arrangements for Northern Ireland (PPANI). This is a collaborative approach to keeping the public safe and I am grateful for the work of the PSNI. and engagement.
“Public protection is a dynamic issue and we must always be alive to new and emerging risks. I heard today about the work of the Children’s Internet Protection Team and I welcome the efforts of the police to ensure that young people are free from abuse and exploitation online. The Department will continue to support the PSNI as it focuses on protecting the public from harm.”
During the visit, the Minister also met with An Garda Síochána public protection representatives.
The Justice Minister visited the PSNI Public Protection Branch
SourceThe Justice Minister visited the PSNI Public Protection Branch