Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Maintaining a professional boundary between police and members of the public

There is no place in policing for those who abuse their position for sexual purposes. This guidance sets out the broad principles to support decision making and professionalism relating to maintaining professional relationships with members of the public. It is not intended to cover every situation. It should be read in conjunction with the Code of Ethics and applies to police officers, special constables, police staff and police volunteers. It does not apply to relationships with colleagues in the police service or in agencies or bodies working with the police.

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