Competency and values framework (CVF)

To provide a consistent set of behaviours across policing when undertaking recruitment, assessment and development.

What is the CVF?

It ensures that there are clear expectations of everyone working in policing. It defines relevant behaviours, competencies and values which uphold the principles of the Code of Ethics. 

Guidance for individuals

Using the CVF can help with recruitment, assessment and development processes. 

Guidance for forces

The implementation guidance is for managers and senior officers responsible for HR processes or organisational change and development, It supports integrating the CVF into recruitment, assessment and development processes.

There is also guidance to support integrating values-based recruitment into local recruitment and promotion processes.

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