Code of Ethics

The Code is a national set of principles and standards developed by the College of Policing which applies nationally to 220,000 people working in policing.

The Code is a guide to decision making and the standards of behaviour that the public can expect from officers and staff at every role and at every level.

The Code comes after the College of Policing was granted new powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, to set codes of practice for policing. Receiving Royal Assent, Chief Constables must adhere to the codes of practice. For more information on the Code, visit the College of Policing website.

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