Our Values

Date published: 22 March 2023 16:34

Our personal values are a really important aspect of our lives. Although we probably don’t give a lot of thought to them day to day they strongly influence the decisions and choices we make particularly in relation to our careers, activities we engage in and people we relate to. Most people are attracted to policing because they share the values of public service, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t have other personal values as well. This is absolutely fine. Whatever your personal values are, we simply ask you to ensure they are focused toward our values and competencies.

An overview of our values and competencies are described below. A full list of the behaviours and levels against each value and competencies are available from the College of Policing.


  • Fairness – We are fair in all of our action and activities
  • Integrity – We behave and perform our roles with integrity
  • Trust – We trust our colleagues and work hard to earn the trust of our communities


  • We are emotionally aware
  • We take ownership
  • We are collaborative
  • We analyse critically
  • We deliver, support and inspire
  • We are innovative and open-minded

A multi-coloured diagram detailing the Fairness, Integrity and Trust values