PPP151 Communication and Police Professional Standards, Conduct and Values 2 (8)


The subject continues to develop critical thinking and decision-making, as well as communication principles via the STOPAR decision-making model. Customer service and victim care are also extended from PPP147 Communication and Police Professional Standards, Conduct and Values 1 to ensure an ongoing understanding of these critical areas. This subject also considers morally corrosive aspects of policing and the nature of corruption as it applies to the working environment in the NSW Police Force. It examines the nature, context and effect of corruption resistance strategies used by the NSW Police Force as they apply at Local Area Command level and in general duties policing.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 2
InternalGoulburn Campus
Term 3
InternalGoulburn Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP151
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One termHD/FLSchool of Policing Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.  Students will require internet access.
PPP145 and PPP146 and PPP147 or PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154 and and PPP155 and PPP156 and

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking decision-making framework in policing scenarios
  • be able to apply NSW police force ethical standards to practical scenarios as articulated in the Statement of Values, the Code of Conduct and Ethics, the Oath of Office and other associated policies
  • be able to identify the potential for corruption in policing and explain key corruption resistance strategies used within the NSW Police Force
  • be able to explain the crucial role of lawful discretion in the decision-making process within practical scenarios
  • be able to identify and apply appropriate and effective written and oral communication techniques in a range of complex policing scenarios
  • be able to understand potential barriers to effective communications in a range of complex policing scenarios
  • be able to apply the principles of effective customer service and victim care in a range of complex policing scenarios


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the STOPAR model of professional decision-making
  • the general nature of ethics as they apply to the individual and society
  • the role of legal and organisational ethics in decision-making
  • police ethics as shaped by NSW Police organisational policy and culture
  • customer service and duty of care as they are shaped by ethical considerations
  • ethics in victim care
  • communication strategies and techniques appropriate to a range of policing scenarios


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.