The Northern Ireland Policing Board are appointing 119 Independent Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSP) and District PCSP Members across Northern Ireland following the May 2023 local government elections. These Independent Members will sit alongside local Councillors to achieve the strategic objectives set out by the Policing Board and Department of Justice.

You can access the applicant information booklet here, and the appointment timeline here.

You can also access a video with guidance on completing your application here.(external link opens in a new window / tab)

Who can become an Independent Member?

You must be at least 18 years old and live in or be able to demonstrate a close connection and active interest to the council area for which you are making an application.

You can find out more about the role of PCSP and DPCSP members in the Members’ Handbook.

How do I apply?

You can visit the online application portal by clicking here(external link opens in a new window / tab), or by scanning the QR code above.

Please note, applications were due to close on 13 October, but this has now been extended until 12 noon on Friday 3 November 2023.

If you need additional information on the application process, or an alternative format of application form, email us on