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Toolkit on Police Integrity


This Toolkit on Police Integrity focuses on police corruption and gives guidance to responsible police and political decision makers on adequate reaction when police corruption appears in their fields of duty. Using this Toolkit, readers will understand police corruption and its organisational impact and also the values of culture and ethics implemented in police services.


The Toolkit on Police Integrity aims to assist police services in designing effective measures to curb police corruption, increasing their ability to fight crime, improving public security and strengthening the rule of law and public trust in the police.

The Toolkit contains nine chapters.

  1. Introduction: corruption and policing
  2. Values, rules and behaviour
  3. Organisation
  4. Supporting police officers facing ethical questions
  5. Internal control
  6. External oversight and control
  7. Investigation
  8. Capacity building
  9. Instruments

The Toolkit will further assist police services to better recognise instances of corruption and to provide them with means to tackle police corruption. Another main goal of the Toolkit is to understand linkages between active police officers, human resources officers, police managers and decision makers. As police corruption is not only a specific organisational challenge but more an integrated fact of the functioning of oversight and of required police reform, this Toolkit is particularly addressed to the parliamentary and governmental oversight level and the decision makers on public security.

The Toolkit can be used in post-conflict countries, transition countries and developed countries because its main goal is: providing an anti-corruption toolkit to policy makers and police decision makers to integrate a structure in police services to avoid corruption or to reduce it. This Toolkit particularly emphasises that police corruption appears everywhere. Change management, strategy building, risk assessment, transparency and integrating culture and values in an organisation are some measures discussed in the Toolkit.