Our Values

Date published: 27 April 2023 12:26

Our personal values are a really important aspect of our lives. Although we probably don’t give a lot of thought to them day to day they strongly influence the decisions and choices we make particularly in relation to our careers, activities we engage in and people we relate to. Most people are attracted to policing because they share the values of public service, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t have other personal values as well. This is absolutely fine. Whatever your personal values are, we simply ask you to ensure they are focused toward our values and competencies.

An overview of our values and competencies are described below. A full list of the behaviours and levels against each value and competencies are available from the College of Policing.


  • Fairness – We are fair in all of our action and activities
    • We do not tolerate unfairness
    • We act with consistency and without favouritism or discrimination
    • We care about each other and show it in our actions
    • We deliver a service we would want our family to receive

  • Integrity – We behave and perform our roles with integrity
    • We make decisions honestly and with integrity
    • We do the right thing, not the easy thing
    • We tackle complex challenges with courage
    • We are transparent and accountable
  • Trust – We trust our colleagues and work hard to earn the trust of our communities
    • We build trusting relationships by being open and honest
    • We take responsibility for our actions
    • We act in ways that demonstrate respect and inclusivity
    • We challenge the process for continuous improvement


  • We are emotionally aware
  • We take ownership
  • We are collaborative
  • We analyse critically
  • We deliver, support and inspire
  • We are innovative and open-minded
A multi-coloured diagram detailing the Fairness, Integrity and Trust values