Our Standards of Professional Behaviour
These standards reflect our expectations of our officers, whether on or off duty.
Honesty and integrity
We act with honesty and integrity and do not compromise or abuse our position.
Authority, respect and courtesy
We act with self-control and tolerance, treating members of the public and colleagues with respect and courtesy in line with our values. We do not abuse our powers or authority and respect the rights of all individuals.
Equality and diversity
We act with fairness and impartiality. We do not discriminate unlawfully or unfairly.
Use of force
We use force only to the extent that it is necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances.
Orders and instructions
We give and carry out only lawful orders and instructions.
Duties and responsibilities
We are diligent in the exercise of our duties and responsibilities.
We treat information with respect and access or disclose it only in the proper course of our duties.
Fitness for duty
When on duty or presenting ourselves for duty, we are fit to carry out our responsibilities.
We behave in a manner which does not discredit the Police Service or undermine public confidence in it, whether on or off duty.
Challenging and reporting improper conduct
We report, challenge or take action against the conduct of others which has fallen below the Standards of Professional Behaviour.