Our Values

We have a values-based culture where officers and staff are empowered to make decisions in line with the values of the Force; ‘Fairness, Integrity and Respect’.

In all that we do, we work to the nine policing principles in the Code of Ethics:

  • Courage – making, communicating and being accountable for decisions, and standing against anything that could bring our profession into disrepute. 
  • Respect and empathy – encouraging, listening to and understanding the views of others, and seeking to recognise and respond to the physical, mental and emotional challenges that we and other people may face. 
  • Public service – working in the public interest, fostering public trust and confidence, and taking pride in providing an excellent service to the public. 

The Code of Ethics helps ensure that everyone across policing does the right things, in the right way for the right reasons. 

In line with a values based and enabling culture, staff and managers reflect the National Decision Model (NDM) in making ethical decisions. The nine policing principles of the Code of Ethics which set the values for the force are central to the NDM.


Page last reviewed January 2024.