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Wiltshire Police developed its own set of values and behaviours in 2012, which were a vital driver of our organisational culture. In April 2018 the College of Policing, as part of a wider piece of work, brought a new values framework into policing across the whole country. This set out nationally recognised behaviours and values, to provide a consistent foundation for a range of local and national processes.
This framework ensures that there are clear expectations of everyone working in policing which in turn will lead to standards being raised for the benefit and safety of the public.
Chief Constable Kier Pritchard explains:
Values are at the heart of everything we do in the police service, they have to be lived and role modelled every single day to be truly meaningful.
The values reflect the principles that underpin the national Code of Ethics for policing, and our officers, staff and volunteers know how important it is that we uphold the Code and live by the values to truly earn and maintain the trust of our communities.
This value links to the principles of fairness and objectivity from the Code of Ethics.
This value links to the principle of integrity from the Code of Ethics.
This value links to the principles of respect and selflessness from the Code of Ethics.
This value links to the principles of honesty and openness from the Code of Ethics.
Find out more about competency and force values at the College of Policing website.