PSNI to focus on ‘protecting vulnerable’ in Cookstown


Police in Cookstown have launched their 2014/2015 Policing Plan, setting out local policing priorities and ambitions for the next 12 months.

Area Commander Chief Inspector Jane Humphires said, “This Plan commits local police to delivering against the three core principles of Personal, Professional and Protective policing.

“We will be focusing on reducing crimes like burglary and rural crime, building further confidence in our service to communities and protecting the vulnerable.

“We have listened to what people want and have built this plan around what local people have told us they are concerned about.

“By paying particular attention to the needs of our community we will ensure that we are doing everything we can to make sure they feel safe and secure.

“This new Plan sets out our challenges in continuing this trend locally and underpins our belief that policing is not just about law enforcement, it is about creating an environment in which all communities can grow and develop in confidence, securing a safer future for all.”

PCSP Chairman for Cookstown, Cllr Tony Quinn, said, “The new policing plan for the incoming year is a snap shot of just some of the work that has taken place between the Policing & Community Safety Partnership and local police over the past number of months.

Cllr Quinn said, “In agreeing the areas to be covered in the plan, we took into account evidence feedback from the local community on how they felt their area was and should be policed.

Cllr Quinn concluded by saying:

“The Partnership will continue to monitor the work of Cookstown police at their public meetings against the priorities and targets set in the local plan, to which members of the public are encouraged to attend.”