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Cleveland Police Ethics Committee

Cleveland Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner recognise a commitment to integrity is essential to the legitimacy of policing. We value the public’s trust and confidence in policing, and to earn this we need to be open to scrutiny and transparent and our behaviours, actions and decisions must always consider public interest.           

Professional ethics is far wider than just acting with integrity; it incorporates the requirement to give an account of our judgements, acts and omissions. In simple terms it is not only about doing the right thing but also doing it for the right reason.

We believe the Cleveland Police Ethics Committee will be a key contributor to maintaining and improving trust and confidence in the Force.                   

The remit of the Committee is to promote the highest standards of ethical conduct and to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Force, providing a focus for education, a source of support and a measure of compliance with organisational values. The Committee will ensure senior leaders are aligned to the Force's values and those of the Code of Ethics, through scrutinising, challenging and advising the organisations in areas such as:

  • Leadership;
  • Police culture;
  • Complex operational decision making;
  • Themes of national significance;
  • Strategic influence, and
  • Development and management of resources and estate

Chief Officers are operating in an increasingly complex business environment as well as an operationally challenging one. We are confident that the skills and experience of our Committee Members can assist with the decision making of senior leaders and improve our transparency for the benefits of the communities we serve.

Cleveland Police Ethics Committee External Lay Members

 Dave Smith

Dave Smith B.Tech, M.Ed (Chair) 

Dave worked in Children's Services for over thirty-five years, with a particular focus on raising the achievement of vulnerable groups. During this time he worked in various Local Authorities as a teacher, educational psychologist and, latterly, as an Assistant Director. He subsequently worked asan Advisor for the Department of Education and as a member of the National Children's Improvement Board. During this time period Dave also led on Succession Planning and Leadership Development for the North East Regional Directors of Children's and Adult Services. Dave enjoys walking, reading and watching rugby, interspersed with regular visits to France.

 Richard Smith

Richard Smith (Vice Chair)

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1997, working in general high street practice. He moved into commercial practice in 1998, then from 2002 onward set up as a freelance solicitor, in both private practice and the public sector. In recent years Richard has focussed on public sector work, particularly working for Local Planning Authorities in the North of England. Since January 2012, his main role has been Authority Solicitor and Deputy Monitoring Officer at North York Moors National Park Authority.

 Craig L. Marshall

Craig L. Marshall

Craig is seventy-three years old and retired. His employment was in religious education as a teacher and administrator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was previously Chair of the Cleveland and Tees Valley Interfaith Group, and a member of the Middlesbrough Interfaith Network. He is married to Barbara and they are parents of five children. He enjoys cycling and walking in the Lake District and North York Moors.

 Khan Hanif

Khan Hanif

Khan entered the UK in 1967 from Pakistan administered Kashmir with his father and worked for British Steel for 15 years, he was the youngest elected secretary for the main Mosque and Community Centre on Waterloo Road. Khan was employed by Artis Agency as a writer in resident for Cleveland, facilitating an oral history project compiling the life and work of early migrant workers on Teesside from Pakistan and he was a presenter and producer of a bilingual current affairs magazine programme for the Asian community for BBC Radio Tees for over 25 years. He is the founding member of the Cleveland Interfaith Group, serving as its Chair and Secretary, he is also secretary for Quranic Mission UK. Khan was employed by the Citizens Advice Bureau for 29 years, 6 of which were voluntary. He is currently enjoying his retirement with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoys walking, listening to music, participating in national and local politics and trips to Dubai!

 Stuart Green

Stuart Green

Stuart's professional background is in accounting. He moved into teaching after qualifying as a chartered accountant and has taught across a range of pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in accounting and finance. Currently, Stuart works at leading universities on both classroom-based and online courses; he is also an examiner for professional bodies in account and banking and a non-executive director at several organisations.

 Tresor Bukasa

Tresor Bukasa

Tresor works extensively with the public and voluntary sector as he believes the volunteer movement is essential for a better society, especially in times of challenge and change. He has been involved in voluntary work with various organisations, from the smallest of community groups to the largest of charities which help to make a change to millions of people's lives through causes he believes in. He is a former Airline Pilot and holds and ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Liscence). Tresor also holds a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in International Relations as well as a Master's Degree in Human Rights. He is able to speak four languages, likes to play chess, read and spend quality time with his family.

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Georgina Fletcher

Georgina is Chief Officer of the Regional Refugee Forum North East, which empowers Refugees and Asylum Seekers living across the region to be active agents in supporting the integration of their communities. For 7 years she was co-director of the annual L'Afriqe a Newcastle African Music festival, creating a platform for the arts of the region's Refugees. She has been a member of the Home Office's Immigration Research group and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Migration and Inclusion Committee. Before moving to the region nearly 30 years ago, Georgina researched and produced broadcast television news, current affairs and documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. She studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and later took a masters degree at Durham University.



Links to Further Information

    Minutes of the Cleveland Police Ethics Committee

    Police Code of Ethics


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