Policy paper

Code of ethics: policing professionalism

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A code of practice for the principles and standards of professional behaviour for the policing profession of England and Wales



The aim of this code of ethics is to support each member of the policing profession to deliver the highest professional standards in their service to the public.

Ethical behaviour comes from the values, beliefs, attitudes and knowledge that guide the judgements of each individual.