Statement of Purpose and Values


  • In providing a policing service is:
  • To uphold the rule of Law
  • To keep the Queen’s Peace
  • To protect life and property and to help and reassure people in need
  • To contribute to the security of the SBAs
  • To uphold the rule of Law
  • To operate a professional prison service

  • In achieving our purpose, we must at all times strive to:
  • Act within the Law, serving with integrity the ends of justice
  • Act fairly, reasonably, with sound judgement, without fear or favour and without prejudice of any kind
  • Ensure that the rights of all customers - especially the vulnerable - are safeguarded, regardless of status, race, colour, religion, sex or social background
  • Be courageous in facing physical danger or moral challenge
  • Be honest, courteous and tactful in all that we do and say
  • Use persuasion, common sense and good humour wherever possible as an alternative to the exercise of force and, if force is finally necessary,to use only that which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty
  • Wherever possible, treat information received with confidentiality

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