The principles set out in this Code reflect these expectations and every police officer must attain these standards. Anybody who falls short of these standards will have his or her conduct examined.
Principle 1: Responsibility and Accountability
Police officers are personally responsible and accountable for their actions or omissions.
Principle 2: Honesty and Integrity
Police officers are honest, act with integrity and do not compromise or abuse their position.
Principle 3: Lawful Orders
Police officers obey lawful orders and refrain from carrying out any orders they know, or ought to know, are unlawful.
Police officers abide by the law.
Principle 4: Use of Force
When police officers use force it is only to the extent that is necessary and reasonable to obtain a legitimate objective.
Principle 5: Authority, Respect and Courtesy
Police officers do not abuse their powers or authority and respect the rights of all individuals.
Police officers act with self-control and tolerance, treating members of the public and colleagues with respect and courtesy.
Principle 6: Equality
Police officers act with fairness and impartiality. They do not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, colour, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, national or social origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, property, birth or other status.
Principle 7: Confidentiality
Police officers treat information with respect and access or disclose it only for a legitimate police purpose.
Principle 8: Fitness for Duty
Police officers when on duty or presenting themselves for duty are fit to carry out their responsibilities.
Principle 9: General Conduct
Police officers, on duty, act in a professional way.
Police officers do not behave in a manner which brings, or is likely to bring, discredit on the police service or that undermines or is likely to undermine public confidence in the Royal Gibraltar Police, whether on or off duty.
Police officers report any action taken against them for any criminal offence or conditions imposed by a court.
Principle 10: Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
Police officers challenge and, when appropriate, take action or report breaches of this code and the improper conduct of colleagues.