PCC welcomes new code of police ethics

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A NEW Code of Ethics has been welcomed by both the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and the Chief Constable of Gwent Police Force.

The Code of Ethics produced by the College of Policing, was laid before parliament last week and sets out and defines the exemplary standards of behaviour expected of everyone who works in policing.

The Code of Ethics will apply to more than 220,000 officers, police staff, contractors and volunteers working in policing in the UK.

It sets out the standards of behaviour that the public can expect from officers and staff at every role and at every level and will help guide decision making.

The code comes after the College of Policing was granted new powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to set codes of practice for police.

Welcoming the Code of Ethics, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ian Johnston, said: “We fully support the new code of ethics. We have been doing a lot of work internally to make sure every single officer and member of staff understands the professional standards we require of them at all times.”

In law chief constables must have regard to codes of practice.

Gwent Police Chief Constable, Jeff Farrar, added: “The launch of the code will help the public understand the level of service they can and should expect from us.”

To learn more about the Code of Ethics log on to college.police.uk/en/20972.htm

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5:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

davidcp says...

It's not a new code, it's an old code adapted to include non-warranted staff, as the older one only applied to officers. Big trumpet by the College about the 'work' they did, but cut and paste took me 10 minutes to change old to new.
They held a national consultation that hardly anyone responded to, because most officers already worked the old one anyway.
So, big trumpets for changing the MK 4 Cortina to the MK 5. Cosmetic change made to look radical, when its not.
It's not a new code, it's an old code adapted to include non-warranted staff, as the older one only applied to officers. Big trumpet by the College about the 'work' they did, but cut and paste took me 10 minutes to change old to new. They held a national consultation that hardly anyone responded to, because most officers already worked the old one anyway. So, big trumpets for changing the MK 4 Cortina to the MK 5. Cosmetic change made to look radical, when its not. davidcp
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6:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

gingertom says...

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Have your say community remedy survey: http://survey.gwent. pcc.police.uk/index. php?sid=62493&lang=e n gingertom
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8:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Ceri says...

Our policing a few years ago was amazing. We were having problems with teens drunk, drugged up etc, their presence was felt in a way that teens understood. They would pop in to make sure we were ok also; taking time to get to know the real issues which was very much welcomed. However, I find there is now no care or consideration in our area anymore. There is no communication within our area policing... Having placed a call with regard to drunken, proper drugged up teens (smoking and using harder drugs) who are creating havoc, smashing up things, spray painting our property, and the last call I made, my husband was threatend to be killed, I was asked if I thought it was an emergency???? The call centre 101 need to react and listen ... I was asked if this was classed as an emergency... hhmmmmm YES... Only then did the police did turn up after these teens (adults) dispersed... I don't feel as if the police who turned up took us seriously... And to be quite honest, if I was on call, the victim should be treated as a priority instead of being told we could be arrested if we basically retaliated. We cannot relax where we live which is so so sad.

Summer is here, trouble on our doorsteps... Yet do we get support? We don't need hard policing as victims, we need somebody who can be supportive and nice, afterall we've not done anything wrong!
Our policing a few years ago was amazing. We were having problems with teens drunk, drugged up etc, their presence was felt in a way that teens understood. They would pop in to make sure we were ok also; taking time to get to know the real issues which was very much welcomed. However, I find there is now no care or consideration in our area anymore. There is no communication within our area policing... Having placed a call with regard to drunken, proper drugged up teens (smoking and using harder drugs) who are creating havoc, smashing up things, spray painting our property, and the last call I made, my husband was threatend to be killed, I was asked if I thought it was an emergency???? The call centre 101 need to react and listen ... I was asked if this was classed as an emergency... hhmmmmm YES... Only then did the police did turn up after these teens (adults) dispersed... I don't feel as if the police who turned up took us seriously... And to be quite honest, if I was on call, the victim should be treated as a priority instead of being told we could be arrested if we basically retaliated. We cannot relax where we live which is so so sad. Summer is here, trouble on our doorsteps... Yet do we get support? We don't need hard policing as victims, we need somebody who can be supportive and nice, afterall we've not done anything wrong! Ceri
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9:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Ceri says...

Sorry logged out before I finished. When I put in a call the following day to our local officer, I received a response with one of our area officers who was very understanding and patient... Perhaps it's policing out of the area who do not know what's going on need and need training because they do not know victims and trouble makers involved???
Sorry logged out before I finished. When I put in a call the following day to our local officer, I received a response with one of our area officers who was very understanding and patient... Perhaps it's policing out of the area who do not know what's going on need and need training because they do not know victims and trouble makers involved??? Ceri
  • Score: 2

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