This module will consider the role of ethical leadership within the police service. Focusing firstly on policing culture at ‘delivery’ level it will then consider the models of ethical decision making available within the procedures of policing. Police corruption, individual corruption and ‘informal’ policing methods will be considered against a backdrop of an ever increasing ‘transparent society’. Policing practices of ‘Stop and Search’ will be used as a vehicle for exploration.

Course content

  • An introduction to the role of ethics within policing. A view from ACPO Ethics Committee
  • An exploration of the history of police corruption
  • What is the link between ‘informal’ police action and policy direction?
  • What role does culture play in shaping police operational practice?
  • Explore the whole concept of stop and search and its impact on communities?
  • Can institutions be ‘institutionally corrupt’?
  • How effective is the role of the Police Complaints Commission in shaping police procedure
4 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note the programme will be taught in English.