The Police Constable died when the police car she was travelling in was struck by a stolen vehicle in the early hours of this morning.
Two other police officers were also injured in the crash and are receiving treatment in hospital.
The Ministers said: "This is devastating news and we want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Police Officer's family, friends and colleagues.
"We wish her two police officer colleagues a speedy and full recovery.
"Officers in the PSNI put their lives at risk on a daily basis to serve and protect our community and we are all truly grateful for their dedicated service.
"Those who commit a crime such as vehicle theft must realise their actions can have serious consequences. We urge anyone with information to go to the police.”