Crime and Safety

Crime and SafetyDomestic abuse

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has officers who are specially trained to deal with domestic violence. To speak to one of these officers contact your local police station on 0845 600 8000 and ask to speak to the domestic abuse officer.  Click on this link for more information on Domestic Abuse.

Free Home Security Assessments
The Armagh Community Crime Alert Project is funded by Armagh Community Safety Partnership and is available to residents aged 65+ living in the Armagh City and District Council area who has been a victim of a domestic burglary/bogus caller or anyone living with a real fear of this type of crime happening.

The overall aim of the project is to reduce the incidence of elderly/vulnerable people becoming victims of crime by providing information, which raises awareness of domestic and distraction burglary but by the same token does not add to the fears of becoming a potential victim.

The way in which the scheme works is that the Community Crime Alert Co-ordinator would call out and do a security assessment of the home looking at the following areas: good lighting, window locks, door locks, door bars/chains.  They would then suggest some simple steps householders could be taking to make their home more secure.

The project has funding to cover a small starter pack of security devices that will be installed free of charge, dependant on whether the home meets the project criteria.

For more information contact Community Crime Alert Co-ordinator on (028) 3752 9600 ext 3031.

Hate crime

If you’ve been a victim of crime because of your race, sexuality, disability, political opinion or religious belief you should report the incident to the police. Telephone 0845 600 8000 and ask for the Hate Incident and Minority Liaison Officer for more information or to report a crime.

Neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood watch aims to help people protect themselves and their property, and to reduce the fear of crime.

It involves appointing a local scheme coordinator, encouraging other neighbours to participate, meeting with your local neighbourhood policing team, and keeping other local residents up-to-date with crime prevention advice.

Anyone can belong to a neighbourhood watch scheme and every community or neighbourhood can have one. If you’d like to set up a scheme or want more information, contact your local Community Safety Partnership or District Policing Partnership

Contact Details

PCSP Manager (Policing Committee)
Contact Patricia Gibson
Armagh City and District Council
The Palace Demesne, Armagh, BT60 4EL
Tel: 028 3752 9646

Community Safety – John Doyle
Armagh City and District Council
The Palace Demesne, Armagh, BT60 4EL
Tel:   028 3752 9600

Community Crime Alert Project (for people aged 65 and over)
Contact Stephanie Rock
Armagh City and District Council
The Palace Demesne, Armagh, BT60 4EL
Tel: 028 3752 9600

Quick Check

Quick Check is a 24 hour, free phone service that allows you to check the identity of callers.

When a caller arrives at your door, ask the caller to wait outside and ask for their name and the name of the company they represent. Call Quick Check on 0800 013 2290 and a member of the team will contact the organisation on your behalf to determine if the caller is genuine. If there is something suspicious the operator will contact the police for you and advise you on what to do next.

Victim Support

Victim Support Northern Ireland is a charity which helps people affected by crime. It is a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported.

They can provide:

  • information on police and court procedure
  • liaison with other organisations on your behalf
  • advice and information on compensation insurance matters
  • contact with other sources of help

For more information contact the Newry office on 028 3025 1321.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid provides confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women, with or without children, whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse.

For advice or support telephone Women’s Aid on 028 9066 6049 between 9am and 5.30pm or call their 24 hours helpline on 0800 9171 414.