Values Based Policing and Learning-Led Leadership: The Scottish Experience
Richard Adams, Chief Inspector, Police Scotland
March 4, 2015, 11am -12pm
Location: The Police Foundation at Dupont Circle, 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200, Washington DC 20036
On Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 11am, the Police Foundation and the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University are proudly sponsoring a special lecture on “Values Based Policing and Learning-Led Leadership: The Scottish Experience” presented by Dr. Richard Adams, Chief Inspector in Scotland’s national police service, Police Scotland. The lecture will be held at the Police Foundation at Dupont Circle, 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200, Washington DC 20036.
Chief Inspector Adams joined the police in 1988 and has served in a number of roles. He currently leads Police Scotland’s Policing Values and Human Rights Department. Within this role he is responsible for the development and delivery of the Police Scotland Code of Ethics and for values based leadership training both within Scotland and throughout the rest of the UK. Adams is currently a visiting Fulbright Policing Research Scholar at the CEBCP. He holds a law degree at Strathclyde University, a Masters in International Law from Napier University and in 2013 he graduated from London Metropolitan University with a Professional Doctorate in Policing.
Adams will speak on the timely and important topic of police values and ethics, a central concern of both U.S. and Scottish policing. When Scotland moved from ten policing organizations to its single service in 2013, the importance of developing and implementing a strong set of policing values emerged as a key foundation to police delivery. Adams was central to that process and will share the journey through which a new set of policing values was selected, challenged then adopted by the Service. Within his presentation he will discuss how Police Scotland approached the notion of policing by consent and how this influences daily decision making through both the use of a single decision making model for policing and the new Code of Ethics for Policing which sits at its heart. He will also compare his experiences researching values and ethics during his stay in the U.S.