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New code of ethics for police officers welcomed in Derbyshire

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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A NEW code of ethics to be introduced for police officers has been welcomed.

Chiefs in Derbyshire said the code, which aims to increase public confidence in the police, would provide people with 'greater reassurance'.

The code lays out nine policing principles and 10 standards of professional behaviour covering honesty and integrity, authority, respect and diversity, use of force, orders and instructions, confidentiality and fitness for work.

Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner Alan Charles said: "The code of ethics is very closely aligned to the values by which Derbyshire Constabulary currently works and formalises the standards that the public can expect to receive.

"It will provide even greater reassurance to the public regarding the conduct of our officers and staff and personally, I welcome it."

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