Our priorities: engage our communities; create a service that works for local people; become an employer of choice.
Professional Being professional is about having pride in what we do and inspiring confidence by delivering clear standards of service.
Respect for all Having respect for all is about valuing people as individuals and treating people as they want to be treated.
One team One team is about working together, rather than in silos, and valuing the contributions others can make.
Utmost integrity, trust and honesty Demonstrating utmost integrity, trust and honesty is about being accountable, and doing what we say we’ll do.
Doing it differently Doing it differently is about being prepared to challenge the status quo and never being afraid to try something new.
Policing code of ethics
Our PROUD values are underpinned by the College of Policing Code of Ethics for everyone working in policing. The Code of Ethics sets out the standards of behaviour that the public can expect from all officers and police staff in every role, at every level.
Integrity is at the heart of British Policing and is fundamental to the public having genuine trust and confidence in what we do. The officers and staff working for Nottinghamshire Police are amongst the finest in the land and when one individual compromises the reputation of the police service it impacts on us all.
We should strive to be open and transparent in our dealings with the public, consistently aiming to give the highest quality of service, but not being afraid to reflect and explore ways in which we can learn and improve that service as a result.
Home Office regulations laid down in March 2015 now mean that police disciplinary hearings can be held in public. The measures aim to improve transparency and accountability and ensure public confidence.
Hearings will normally be held at Nottinghamshire Police HQ, Sherwood Lodge, Arnold, NG5 8PP.
For more information about any upcoming hearings, or results, visit our Misconducts page.
Robert Peel developed the Peelian Principles in 1857 to define an ethical police force. Even though we have our modern Code of Ethics the messages within these principles are still relevant today.
The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.
The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.
Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.
The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.
Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.
Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.
Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.
The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.