The NBPA welcomes the introduction of the Code of Ethics and the guidance, clarity and support it provides for those who work in policing. This is an important milestone for policing providing a framework across the police service in England and Wales.
The Code contains nine policing principles and ten standards of professional behaviour that individual constabularies can incorporate into their individual values.
All colleagues in policing can feel confident and empowered by the Code of Ethics – it guides our own decision-making and provides ethical guidelines, setting a benchmark for future generations of police officers and staff. It also provides important principles on
which to continue to build trust and confidence within our diverse communities.
Franstine Jones NBPA President says “The Code is an opportunity to demonstrate openness and transparency in policing that will hold individuals to account.
The NBPA would urge the College of Policing to monitor it’s implementation across all constabularies to ensure that the spirit in which the codes were written are embedded in their own values.”
Information about the Code of Ethics can be found on the College of Policing Website or on the link below.
Code of ethics
Franstine Jones – NBPA President