The Front desk
Welcome to the Police station. A good place to start is the front desk. You can find out here about our policing values, our rank structure and some history of our force.
There are many roles within the police, being a police officer being just one of them. We employ police staff into civilian roles requiring a vast range of different skills and our police officers often take up many different roles across their careers…
Representing the force
Whatever role you are within the police service, we expect you to hold the highest standards when you are working, both with the public and your colleagues. Have a look at the information here and consider how these fit with your own values.
This means that holders of the public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to secure this.
Police officers must show impartiality throughout their dealings with colleagues, partners and members of the public. This is achieved by being unprejudiced, fair and objective. Considering different sides of a situation and ensuring that each side is given equal consideration.
Holders of the public off should be truthful, which includes being trustworthy, fair, loyal and sincere.
Holders of the public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work.
Holders of the public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour when it occurs.
Holders of the public office must take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
Holders of the public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so.
You will treat everyone with respect, taking into consideration their feelings, wishes or rights. You must show respect for all people and their beliefs, values, cultures and individual needs. You must treat all people in a humane and dignified manner.
Holders of the public office should act solely in the interests of the public interest. Selflessness is the quality of caring more about what other people need and want than about what you yourself might need/want.
The police service is a ranked organisation. Every police officer wears epaulettes which enables you to identify their rank. Click on the images here to see the difference in rank.