The Independent Ethics Committee aims to promote the highest standards of ethical conduct in Cleveland Police.
The committee acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the force. Members provide a focus for education, a source of support and a measure of compliance with organisational values.
The Committee makes sure senior leaders are aligned with force values and the Code of Ethics by scrutinising, challenging and advising in areas such as:
- Police culture;
- Complex operational decision making;
- Themes of national significance;
- Strategic influence, and
- Development and management of resources and estate
As a result, members believe the Independent Ethics Committee makes a key contribution to maintaining and improving trust and confidence in Cleveland Police.
In simple terms, professional ethics are not only about doing the right thing but doing things for the right reason.
The committee’s skills and experience assist in senior leaders’ decision making. They also improve the transparency of those decisions for the benefit of the communities, which Cleveland Police and PCC serve.
The Independent Ethics Committee is currently recruiting new members. To find out more go to our Volunteering with us Page.
Minutes of the Independent Ethics Committee
Independent Ethics Committee External Lay Members
The committee is made up of the following:
Dave Smith B.Tech, M.Ed (Chair)
Dave worked in Children’s Services for more than 35 years, focussing on raising the achievement of vulnerable groups. He has worked as a teacher, educational psychologist and Assistant Director of Education.
Dave has worked as an Advisor for the Department of Education and as a member of the National Children’s Improvement Board.
Stuart Green (Vice Chair)
Stuart has taught across a range of pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in accounting and finance.
Currently, he works for a number of leading organisations and as an examiner for professional bodies in accounting and banking. He is a non-executive director of several organisations.
Craig L. Marshall
Craig is seventy-seven years old and retired, after a career first as an art teacher, then in religious education. For thirty-seven years he was employed as a teacher and administrator for the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including a period as country director for the UK. Craig also served as a minister of religion in various capacities in this Church.
He has an M.A. in Education, and a Ph.D. in theology. He was previously Chair of the Cleveland and Tees Valley Interfaith Group and is currently a member of the Middlesbrough Interfaith Network. Craig is married to Barbara, and they are the parents of five children. He enjoys cycling and hiking in the Lake District and the North York Moors, water colour painting and photography.
Khan was the youngest elected secretary for the main Mosque and Community Centre in Waterloo Road, Middlesbrough.
For more than 25 years, Khan was a presenter and producer of a bilingual current affairs programme for the Asian community on BBC Radio Tees.
Khan is the founding member of the Cleveland Interfaith Group, serving as its Chair and Secretary.
He is secretary for Quranic Mission UK.
Tresor works extensively with the public and voluntary sector. He is a former airline pilot and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence.
He has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and is able to speak 4 languages.
Jayden is currently enrolled in college, studying policing, and actively participating in various volunteering opportunities. He serves as a police cadet with Cleveland Police, engage in roles related to criminal justice, policing, and mental health, and is a member of several youth panels.
His aspiration is to become a police officer in the future.
After retiring from teacher Shirley’s partner, a chandelier restorer, and Shirley moved to Saltburn where they opened a shop called Northern Lights Interiors. She spent the next 6 years scouring the country to find suitable stock for the shop, which consisted mainly of an eclectic mix of delightful objects. This was both challenging and great fun, depending on the outcome of the trip. Shirley met many wonderful people along the way. It was an interesting time as it took Shirley, both aesthetically and practically, in a completely new direction.
Since retiring from the shop Shirley has been able to take full advantage of the wonders of the local area, revisiting previous pastimes and embracing new challenges.
Originally from Liverpool, Tony has lived in Teesside for the last 16 years and calls it home. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in the Army. After leaving the forces he travelled and lived in Southeast Asia before swapping Koh Tao for Stockton on Tees.
Tony has spent the last 14 years in the Northeast Ambulance Service starting off in patient transport, moving onto A&E, becoming a paramedic, and now working as an operations manager.
Tony has worked in various roles including training, operations, and emergency planning, the latter involving being the ambulance liaison officer, working with other emergency services and other stakeholders.
Tony has a passion for his community, football, rugby and politics. Tony is married to Melissa, his partner of 15 years and they have a whippet called Otto.
A founding director of a quality consultancy, Paul is a quality consultant with many years experience working in a variety of industries including (and supporting), automotive, aerospace, defence and oil / gas exploration.
With assignments throughout Europe, Asia and, later, living and working for a number of years in both North and West Africa, Paul has worked with people whatever their position in society, to foster openness with a view to delivering required outcomes which are ethical, safe, consistent and commercially acceptable.
Now retired, this experience is being put to use in a variety of roles, supporting local communities whilst indulging in his long time interest in classic cars.