The Independent Ethics Panel will be responsible for:

 

  • Articulating and promoting the influence of professional ethics in all aspects of policing.
  • Supporting the Commissioner and Chief Constable to consider ethical dimensions of their work.
  • Anticipating ethical challenges facing the police service and the correct response.
  • Supporting those who wish to use the Panel as a forum for whistleblowing.
  • Promoting compliance with the Code of Ethics for police officers and the wider police family.
  • Promoting the influence of ethics in delivering excellent quality of service.
  • Influencing changes in policy.
  • Regular reporting on its work and findings.
  • Encouraging a culture of learning-lessons.
  • Assuring the Commissioner and Chief Constable that ethics, diversity and compliance standards and procedures are effective in South Yorkshire Police and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
  • Ensuring South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and South Yorkshire Police’s ethics, diversity and compliance standards and procedures are effectively communicated to the public.
  • Considering referrals from the Police and Crime Commissioner and/or the Chief Constable on matters that fall within the remit of the Panel.