PPP147 Communication and Police Professional Standards, Conduct and Values 1 (12)

This subject focuses on key capabilities required of a professional police officer, including the following range of capabilities: making ethical decisions in accordance with the law, community expectations and organisational policies; communicating with a range of individuals and groups; understanding and dealing with the customer base of the police organisation and recognising potential risks and avenues of corruption inherent in policing. The subject considers these capabilities in relation to key NSW Police Force policies-the Statement of Values, the Code of Conduct and Ethics, the Oath of Office and other associated policies. Corruption resistance strategies used by the NSW Police Force are also addressed.

Availability

ADPP Period 1 (08)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 2 (28)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 3 (38)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 4 (48)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 5 (68)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 6 (78)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP147. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.  Students will require internet access.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking framework in policing scenarios;
  • be able to explain the principles of professionalism and decision-making accountability as they apply to policing in NSW;
  • be able to explain NSW Police Force ethical standards as articulated in the Statement of Values, Code of Conduct and Ethics and the Oath of Office and other associated policies and apply these to policing scenarios;
  • 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 police decision-making processes;
  • be able to explain the NSW Police Force Customer Service Charter and how it applies to general duties policing;
  • be able to apply the principles of effective victim care to a range of policing scenarios; and
  • be able to use effective written and oral communication techniques appropriately in a range of policing situations.

Syllabus

This 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 it is shaped by NSW Police organisational policy and culture;
  • The potential for corruption in policing and corruption resistance strategies used within the NSW Police Force;
  • Customer service and duty of care including ethical considerations;
  • Victim care; and
  • Communication strategies and techniques.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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