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Ethics & Integrity Panel

The Police & Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable both wish to ensure high standards of integrity and ethical working within Cumbria Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  In order to achieve such assurances and provide openness and accountability to the public, they have established an Ethics and Integrity Panel.

The College of Policing have introduced a Code of Ethics which illustrate the principles and standards of professional behaviour for the policing profession of England and Wales.  The aim of the Code of Ethics is to support each individual member of the policing profession to deliver the highest professional standards in their service to the public.

The purpose of the panel is to provide a forum which challenges, encourages and supports the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable in monitoring and dealing with integrity and ethical issues within each organisation. In order to ensure and maintain high standards of integrity and ethics there is a need for a robust, independent and transparent system of oversight of the way complaints and misconduct allegations made against police officers and staff are handled and investigated by the police.  The decisions taken, actions and behaviour of police officers and staff need to ensure public trust and confidence in policing.

The Panel

The Panel currently has four members of the public appointed to it. Role profiles have been developed for the Panel Members and the Panel Chair.  The members of the panel are paid an allowance and expenses in line with the approved Allowance and Remuneration Scheme.

Panel Meetings

The Ethics and Integrity Panel meets on a quarterly basis (February, May, August and November) and have agreed terms of reference against which they will work.  In order to ensure openness and transparency the agenda and reports, not subject to restrictions, will be published following the panel meetings.  The Panel  provide a quarterly report to the Commissioner’s Public Accountability Conferences meetings to provide assurance on the work they have carried out and scrutinised.    At each meeting the Panel receive a report on public complaints and on a 6 monthly basis they undertake dip sample of finalised public complaints, misconduct and grievances in accordance with the case sample protocol.

The Panel produces an Annual Report which provides details of the work they have carried out during the year.

To view the papers from the panel meetings please click on the dates below:

Papers combined 2015

Papers combined 2016

Papers combined 2017

Papers combined 2018

Papers combined 2019

Papers combined 2020

4 February 2021 

5 May 2021  

5 August 2021

4 November 2021

10 February 2022 

27 May 2022

31 August 2022

03 November 2022

08 February 2023

4 May 2023

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