Policing and Community Safety Partnership

Please take a moment to complete our community consultation survey here

Ards and North Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) aims to make our neighbourhoods safer.  We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most to you. In order to achieve this we: ​

  • consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. Your view helps us direct and prioritise police resources.
  • identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled.
  • monitor  the performance of the police to ensure local policing is both effective and responsive to local need.
  • deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups and through support for the work of others.

PCSP members 

The members include:

  • people representing local communities and groups
  • councillors in Ards and North Down

PCSP members

Online safety

Online and mobile technology has transformed how people work and communicate in business, education and social settings. However, we all need to be careful in all our online exchanges, particularly children and young people who might not understand the risks in sharing their personal information online with friends or strangers.

Ards and North Down PCSP provides tips to help parents and carers keep children safe online:

  • have the conversation early and often
  • explore online together 
  • know who your child is talking to online
  • set rules and agree boundaries 
  • make sure that content is age-appropriate
  • use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
  • check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

Safety around quarries

Even on a hot summer day, the water lying in  a quarry is very cold. On the surface, quiet, calm water might seem inviting however, dive into water at a quarry and you could experience cold shock in under two minutes, encounter deep water or hidden currents or become impaled on a car wreck or abandoned machinery.

Ards and North Down PCSP warns people about the dangers of swimming in water at disused or active quarries. If you see someone in danger in quarry water, dial 999 immediately.  If there is a lifebuoy throw this to them. Don't enter the water to try and rescue them, wait for emergency help.   

PCSP supports the "Stay Safe Stay Out of Quarries" campaign. 

Stay Safe Stay Out of Quarries

Stay Safe Stay Out of Quarries poster