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Integrity of DCC recruitment process the key issue – Ruane

15 September, 2014 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Caitriona Ruane repeated her call tonight for a fresh recruitment process for the post of Deputy Chief Constable of the PSNI.

Ms Ruane said:

“I informed the Policing Board of my concerns about the need for absolute transparency in the recruitment process for the post of DCC in writing on Friday.

“I outlined serious concerns I have about the process.

“I then made it clear today that I could not take any further part in the current process.

“It is the integrity of the process which is most important in my view.

“I want to make it clear that none of my concerns reflect in any way on either of the two senior officers involved. They are clearly not at fault here.

“I have noted comments from other members of the Board in what seems to be an effort to circle the wagons.

“I reiterate my belief that in order to protect the integrity of the Policing Board that the best course of action would be to begin a fresh recruitment process.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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