Commission of Inquiry Quarterly Summaries 2008
This year saw a large step in the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations. The Police Code of Conduct was fully implemented in the first half of the year. This has also seen the first disciplinary action taken under the new Code.
Another significant step towards implementing the recommendations was the introduction of the Policing Act 2008 in October. The Act for the first time sets a positive framework for policing practice and allows employees to join the mainstream of employment practice.
Other key advances include mandated Ethics Training, internet use monitoring, and the Professional Distance Policy. This policy provides guidance on both internal and external relationships and the appropriate management of those where a conflict of interest or power imbalance may arise.