Ethics for Police Leaders


Texts for this course can be purchased through the College using the order form.


This course examines the subject of professional ethics within policing. Its goal is to provide an in-depth understanding and appreciation of how professional ethics applies both to the individual and the organization and why ethics is an essential dimension of true leadership. Each unit provides a particular focus and progression that will assist in understanding the application of ethics to the policing profession.

Key learnings

  • Theoretical background in moral philosophy and professional ethics
  • How ethical theory applies to professional practice
  • The transition from the theoretical to the practical (ethical decision-making in the real world)
  • The application of ethics to leadership

The Ethics for Police Leaders course showed the importance of ethics in police leadership. This should be a mandatory course for all supervisors in the police/security field."

Sgt. Roger Hudson, Security Manager, Canadian Embassy, Ankara, Turkey