The Code of Ethics has been produced by the College of Policing in its role as the professional body for policing. It sets and defines the exemplary standards of behaviour for everyone who works in policing.
Ethical behaviour comes from the values, beliefs, attitudes and knowledge that guide the judgements of each individual. Everyone in policing has to make difficult decisions and complex choices every day of the week. These range from how to talk to a distressed member of the public through to how to allocate resources.
We must make clear the ethical principles that we expect to guide decisions, and we must be clear about what happens if those expectations are not met.
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