Professional standards

Counter corruption

While it is clear that the overwhelming majority of police staff are committed and professional, and that corruption is in no way endemic in the police service, there is a small but pernicious element whose corrupt actions have a negative effect on public confidence.

APP on counter corruption seeks to assist practitioners to address the threat of corrupt activity by police officers, staff, partners and volunteers to the security of information and operational activity within law enforcement agencies. It has been divided into the following sections:

  • Communication and engagement
  • Intelligence*
  • Prevention*
  • Enforcement*.

* The local counter-corruption unit will provide further information on how to access this module. 

Page last accessed 20 January 2018