Code of ethics

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Police In The Spotlight -

A Kent Po­lice spokesman said: “Of­fi­cers are ex­pected to serve with the ut­most in­tegrity, hon­our and pride in keep­ing with the stan­dards of pro­fes­sional be­hav­iour and the code of ethics.

“When their ac­tions are called into ques­tion it is only right that a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion is car­ried out to es­tab­lish the full cir­cum­stances. Any of­fi­cer who has fallen short of the high stan­dards ex­pected will be sub­ject to scru­tiny.

“Our pro­fes­sional stan­dards team has a strict pro­to­col to fol­low when car­ry­ing out an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which would run along­side any crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings if they were nec­es­sary.

“The fo­cus on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be to deal with any crime or mis­con­duct but equally to al­low of­fi­cers to learn from their mis­takes and de­velop pro­fes­sion­ally.

“To be open and ac­count­able to the public all in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing po­lice mis­con­duct is pub­lished on our web­site.

“It is im­por­tant to note the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of po­lice of­fi­cers and staff serve with the com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion that res­i­dents ex­pect and de­serve.”

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