We support the Code of Ethics which are the principles and standards of professional behaviour for policing in England and Wales. These principles are set by the College of Policing.

Policing Principles

Every person working for the police service must work honestly and ethically. The public expect the police to do the right thing in the right way. Basing decisions and actions on a set of policing principles will help to achieve this.

  • Accountability
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Objectivity
  • Openness
  • Respect
  • Selflessness

Standards of Professional Behaviour

These standards reflect the expectations that the professional body and the public have of the behaviour of those working in policing.

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Fitness for work
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct.

To find out more visit the Code of Ethics on their website.

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