Taking the test: Policing integrity and professionalism in the MPDs

  • Andrew Faull Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: Metropolitan Police Departments, integrity test, professionalism


A lack of creativity and political will is placing the country’s Metropolitan Police Departments (MPDs) at risk of losing legitimacy, as management and councils pay lip service to evidence of dwindling organisational integrity. The introduction of targeted and random integrity tests within the departments is urgently needed to turn the tide on abuses of power, and can be implemented easily enough.

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