Code of Ethics
and the Herts Way
Hertfordshire Constabulary believe
that the public has the right to expect the highest standards of
behaviour from everyone in public life, particularly those who are
engaged in policing because after all we are public servants – but
moreover we are public servants with significant powers.
In the modern context the Code remains true to Sir Robert Peel’s
founding principles of British policing focussed on the importance
of public support and the need for the police to secure and
maintain public respect.
The National Code of Policing Ethics has been embedded in
Hertfordshire for over a year – and we have adapted our “Herts Way”
statement of how we will police the county to ensure it is fully
compatible with the Code.
It is applies to all of us within Hertfordshire Constabulary
whether we are in a permanent or temporary role or acting in a paid
or voluntary role.
More information about the Code of Ethics and the “Herts Way” can
be found on the links below: -