The Independent Ethics Panel was launched in January 2015 to help increase public trust and confidence in the way police officers carry out their duties and to encourage greater public scrutiny of police operations.
The Panel provides independent and effective challenge and assurance around integrity, standards and ethics of decision-making in policing.
It meets quarterly and consists of five independent members. All members live in South Yorkshire and have a wide range of skills and experience which they use to help improve transparency, accountability and trust in South Yorkshire Police.
A national Code of Ethics was written for all police forces earlier in July 2014. It has been adopted by South Yorkshire Police and the Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. The Independent Ethics Panel supports and monitors work to embed the Code across all the functions and activities of the Force, and also those within the Commissioner’s office.
The Panel has no decision making powers, although they are able to make recommendations to the Commissioner and the Chief Constable.
Message from the Chair
Terms of Reference
Code of Conduct
Meetings, Agendas & Minutes