Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy
Statement of commitment to supporting official investigations and inquiries with integrity, openness and transparency
Greater Manchester Police is committed to delivering a professional service to the public and understands that maintaining public trust and confidence requires the highest levels of integrity and professional standards at all times.
The responsibility to achieve that is shared by every police officer of all ranks and member of police staff acting in their own capacity or in delivering a strategic organisational-level response.
It is underpinned by a requirement for all to act with honesty, integrity and openness and to ensure conduct is consistent with expected behaviours as set out in the Standards of Professional Behaviour (and its legislative regime) and the Code of Ethics.
Greater Manchester Police officers and staff will approach public inquiries, inquests, and all forms of formal scrutiny with openness and transparency and will place the public interest above reputational considerations. We will act in accordance with our legal obligations in all types of proceedings. We will welcome scrutiny, provide an explanation for our actions and decision making and apologise where we have fallen short in our response. We will ensure that we will identify and share organisational learning from any failings.
The NPCC signed up to the Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy in September 2021. We have reproduced the Charter below to demonstrate GMP’s support to this step.