Glosario de la RSS

Charter of values

Sets out and defines the core organisational values and enshrines them in the institution’s mission; part of the code of conduct.

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Code of conduct

Professional codes of ethics, deontology and conduct are often used simultaneously when addressing issues of ethics and conduct.  French speaking countries mainly use the term ‘déontologie’ whereas Anglo-Saxon countries prefer ‘ethics’. This Glossary uses the term ‘code of conduct’ to refer to the combination or mixing of all of these concepts.

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Police corruption

The detailed definition of police corruption adopted in this SSR Glossary is provided by the IGEC in Article 2 of its Global Standards to Combat Corruption in Police Forces/Services.

a.The solicitation or acceptance (directly or indirectly) by police personnel of any money, article of value, gift, favour, promise, reward or advantage, whether for himself/herself or for any person, group or entity, in return for any act or omission (failure to act) already done or omitted to be done or omitted in the future in or in connection with performance of any function of or connected to police work.

b. The offering or granting (directly or indirectly) to police personnel of any money, article of value, gift, favour, promise, reward or advantage for the police personnel or for any person, group or entity in return for any act or omission (failure to act) already done or omitted to be done or omitted in the future in or in connection with the performance of any function of or connected to police work.

c. Any act or omission (failure to act) in the discharge of duties by police personnel which may improperly expose any person to a charge or conviction for a criminal offence or may improperly assist in a person not being charged with or being acquitted of a criminal offence.

d. The unauthorized dissemination of confidential or restricted police information whether for reward or otherwise.

e. Any act or omission (failure to act) in the discharge of duties by police personnel for the purpose of obtaining any money, article of value, gift, favour, promise, reward or advantage for himself/herself or any other person, group or entity.

f. Any act or omission (failure to act) which constitutes corruption under a law of the Member State.

g. Participation as a principal, co-principal, initiator, instigator, accomplice, accessory before the fact, accessory after the fact, and conspirator or in any other manner in the commission or attempted commission of any act referred to in the preceding provisions of this Article.

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Whistleblower

A whistleblower is as a person who reveals wrongdoings or malpractices that are taking place within the police institution. These revelations could be made either to the general public or to those who are in a position of authority. A whistleblower can make a disclosure of corruption, mismanagement, illegal activities or any other wrongdoing.

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Training

An educational process involving the transmission and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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