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Significant challenges for Policing Board ahead

28 January, 2009 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board member Alex Maskey has stated that, regardless of Hugh Orde career path the Policing Board will face the challenges of identifying the right management team and deliver the necessary changes to policing.

Speaking today Mr Maskey said:

"Regardless of Hugh Orde's career path the Policing Board has the huge task of ensuring that we have the right management team and right direction that is necessary to accomplish the necessary changes to policing here.

"Over the coming months senior PSNI officers will be stepping down under the Patten retirement recommendation and this will lead to further change at the top levels.

"Significant challenges and indeed opportunities will open up for the Policing Board in identifying the team who will bring these changes and reforms to the next level." ENDS

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