The new Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has met for the first time.
With a membership of local councillors as well as independently appointed people from the local community and organisations with a role in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, the new Partnership will be identifying community safety concerns in the local area and developing practical solutions to address them.
Councillor Phelim Gildernew, Chair of the Partnership, said:
"As a new partnership we have an opportunity to build on the good work which has been undertaken by the previous PCSPs of the legacy council areas and to use to best effect the wide range of skills and experience which our members bring.
“I am committed to ensuring that we listen to the concerns and priorities of local people, that we will help to build positive relationships between communities and the police and that we will play our part in delivering real and tangible improvements to community safety in Mid Ulster”.
The PCSP is representative of the Mid Ulster area and is funded by Mid Ulster District Council, the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
The Partnership’s first meeting took place on Wednesday 16 September 2015 in Ranfurly House, Dungannon.