Our Values

Date published: 29 June 2021 09:55

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. For a full list of the behaviours and levels against each value and competencies see here:


  • Public Service – we will act in ways that are respectful to all the communities of South Yorkshire and always act in the public interest
  • Integrity – we act professionally and in line with the ethical standards at all times
  • Impartiality – we treat everyone we interact with fairly and without bias or favour
  • Transparency – we build trust with the communities of South Yorkshire by being open and honest in our interactions and our decision making


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