Tomorrow’s Ethics launch: Iain Spittal, Ethics in Policing. ‘My journey-it’s all about people’

The launch event for the Tomorrow’s Ethics series, involving all 5 north east universities, launched at Durham University Business School, on Tuesday 7 November, 2017.



Iain Spittal, Chief Constable, Cleveland Police gave a fascinating narrative of his career and poignant accounts of what drove him to the top job.

He described how several defining moments in his early days as a teenager and later in his policing career with the North Yorkshire Police, set him on a path to questioning ethics in everyday life and policing.

This desire drove him on to be a passionate supporter of the policing code of practice, and policing the right way for the right reasons.  Iain took up the demanding role of Chief Constable after over 26 years in the force, where he was determined to make a difference.   He firmly believes in strong ethical leadership that values all staff in a caring environment, and brings out the best in the workforce. They are then more inclined to deliver strategies they have been instrumental in designing, with increased efficiency.

With the strapline from an 80s ‘Fun Boy Three’ hit ‘It ain’t what you do but the way that you do it’, Iain described how the force is going from strength to strength.

The event was opened by Geoff Moore , Professor of Business Ethics, Durham University Business School and Rev. Glyn Evans, a Director of NIBE.

Prof Geoff Moore, Durham University Business School, Iain Spittal, Prof Ron Beadle Newcastle Business School and NIBE, Ruth Warwick, NIBE