In the interest of the public, the College of Policing will set and maintain the highest standards of integrity in the policing profession.
Integrity in policing is about ensuring that the people who work for the police uphold the values of the service, strive to do the right thing in all situations and have the confidence of the public.
It is not simply about whether the public think the police are involved in corruption and misconduct, although clearly this is important. It is also about how well the police make decisions, deal with situations and treat people day in, day out.
If the public don't trust the police to be fair and act ethically and in their best interests, the evidence suggests they will be more likely to break the law and less inclined to help the police.
The College of Policing has therefore launched an Integrity Programme for policing in England and Wales, to embed an effective, professional and consistent approach to integrity. The programme comprises five work areas:
Our ambition is for the public to be confident that:
We welcome your feedback on the Integrity Programme. Please email your views to