North Yorkshire and Humberside Police adopt code of ethics

North Yorkshire and Humberside Police adopt code of ethics

North Yorkshire and Humberside Police adopt code of ethics

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NEW rules on how police officers at every level should behave have been introduced in North Yorkshire and Humberside.

The Code of Ethics was worked up by the College of Policing to set out the standards of behaviour the public can expect from all officers and police staff in every role across the country including North Yorkshire and Humberside.

To help members of the public understand the code, a set of 12 ethical dilemmas faced daily by police were presented to more than 2,000 people, and their answers recorded.

More than two-thirds of respondents, 68 per cent, said they would not want to be in the position of a police officer or staff member when making those decisions and 40 per cent said the challenges police face were harder than they previously thought.

Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones, said: "The public rightly expect the highest standards of behaviour from the professionals tasked with keeping them safe, often when they are at their most vulnerable. The code will benefit members of the public as it documents the standards of behaviour that they should expect from everyone who they come into contact with at North Yorkshire Police.

"Policing is a difficult but rewarding job. Every day we have to make decisions that affect people’s lives, often under extreme pressure. The code is designed to assist this decision making and will also empower our officers and staff to challenge any unethical behaviour they witness."

The public survey showed there was not always a clear solution to the dilemma, and most respondents did not always find it easy to decide what to do.

The new code ties together policing principles, fairness, honesty, integrity and objectivity, along with standards of professional behaviour and challenging and reporting improper conduct.

College of Policing chief executive Chief Constable Alex Marshall said: “The vast majority of people who work in policing are hardworking, honest people who want to serve their communities. The Code of Ethics clearly defines the expectations of standards and behaviour for everyone in policing and brings policing into line with other trusted professions that have such codes, like those in medicine and law.”

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said the code supported police to do their job well.

She said: “It is therefore an important new tool, which I welcome. I will be taking a good look at how it is implemented, as it needs to be embedded in the culture of North Yorkshire Police”.

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9:59am Wed 23 Jul 14

dis_grace says...

And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse?

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And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse? http://grandmabarbar a.wordpress.com dis_grace
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10:31am Wed 23 Jul 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

And have Ethics Police adopted the code of North Yorkththire and Humber thide?
And have Ethics Police adopted the code of North Yorkththire and Humber thide? Ignatius Lumpopo
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10:42am Wed 23 Jul 14

CommonSense!! says...

dis_grace wrote:
And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse?

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Hold on whilst I grab my tinfoil hat.
[quote][p][bold]dis_grace[/bold] wrote: And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse? http://grandmabarbar a.wordpress.com[/p][/quote]Hold on whilst I grab my tinfoil hat. CommonSense!!
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10:52am Wed 23 Jul 14

ian923 says...

Invented by faceless non performers at the white elephant Police College to give them something useless to do the Code of Ethics should never have been required as the highest standards should always be expected of the police. Most complaints are about rudeness I.e bad manners. Will make little or no difference except to become a further rod to beat officers with.
Invented by faceless non performers at the white elephant Police College to give them something useless to do the Code of Ethics should never have been required as the highest standards should always be expected of the police. Most complaints are about rudeness I.e bad manners. Will make little or no difference except to become a further rod to beat officers with. ian923
  • Score: 5

12:36pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Pete the Brickie says...

That alleged drunk driving Sergeant from the murder squad who attacked a carer and terrified an Autistic child in a pub in the story above maybe ought to have read this document.
That alleged drunk driving Sergeant from the murder squad who attacked a carer and terrified an Autistic child in a pub in the story above maybe ought to have read this document. Pete the Brickie
  • Score: 6

7:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

level-headed says...

dis_grace wrote:
And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse?

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That'll be all that Grandma B codswallop, of which the author is clearly completely raving bonkers! This is just a snapshot:
'Grandma B abducted by German Police – On 6 May 2014, a dozen or more German police officers stormed into Grandma B’s refuge and abducted her. She was handed over to her main abuser Robert Hofschröer, who then had her sedated and brought her back to England. For the details, please see the various reports in “New Items”.........
[quote][p][bold]dis_grace[/bold] wrote: And the case and abuse of Grandma B? Excellent or abuse? http://grandmabarbar a.wordpress.com[/p][/quote]That'll be all that Grandma B codswallop, of which the author is clearly completely raving bonkers! This is just a snapshot: 'Grandma B abducted by German Police – On 6 May 2014, a dozen or more German police officers stormed into Grandma B’s refuge and abducted her. She was handed over to her main abuser Robert Hofschröer, who then had her sedated and brought her back to England. For the details, please see the various reports in “New Items”......... level-headed
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