Welcome to the Superintendents’ Association of Northern Ireland web site.
The purpose of this web site is to provide information about the Superintendents’ Association of Northern Ireland (SANI).
Via this site we outline our vision, history and aims - for the information of our members and indeed others with an interest in the affairs of this Association. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in common with all police services in the United Kingdom, derives it’s rank structure from statutory authority- in this case the Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations 2005 (2005 No.547).
The purpose of this Staff Association (itself a constituent part of the Police Association for Northern Ireland) is to represent the interests of senior members of the PSNI who hold the rank of Superintendent or Chief Superintendent (including those temporarily promoted thereto) in all matters affecting their welfare and efficiency.
Chief Superintendents and Superintendents, whether serving in local Districts or at the Headquarters level are in pivotal positions. Not only do they play a key role in formulating policy, but they are also the senior managers who provide visible leadership and direction to the officers on the ground who implement those policies and procedures.
SANI is formally represented on all significant committees and working groups within the PSNI, and relevant bodies with a United Kingdom remit - such as the Police Negotiating Board; and our views are an essential element in policy formulation and decision making in that context.