ETHICS, THE OATH AND PRINCIPLES
David Keane took the following oath upon his election as the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.
"I, David Keane of Warrington, do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.
In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term in office:
- I will serve all the people of Cheshire in the office of Police & Crime Commissioner
- I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public
- I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice
- I will take steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
- I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers."
The Commissioner is bound by the seven principles of public life (the Nolan principles). He has also adopted a local Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct, and is committed to demonstrating the highest levels of transparency.
The ‘Code of Ethics for the Police Service in England and Wales’ has been published by the College of Policing and aims to support all those working in policing to deliver the highest professional standards in their service to the public.