Community of Practice for Ethics Education

The Police Registration and Services Board (PRSB) is hosting a Community of Practice for Ethics Education (CoPEE), an important area of focus for Victoria Police. There are currently significant initiatives in police ethics education in a range of areas, including foundation training, promotion, leadership, gender equality and professional standards. There is a great deal of effective work being done and a wealth of valuable experience spread throughout Victoria Police. In discussions with key stakeholders a forum where knowledge and experience can be shared has been identified as valuable and garnered enthusiastic support.

The purpose of the community is to bring together practitioners who are planning, designing or delivering ethics education, in-person, online or in the broader day to day work context. Together, we are developing a network to support ethics education, professional standards and continuing professional development through peer-to-peer engagement, expert speakers and other initiatives.

The CoPEE is hosted by the PRSB Professional Standards Division (External link), which focuses on professional and ethical standards, continuing education and professional development, and moderated by the newly appointed PRSB Deputy President Dr Eva Tsahuridu.

Anticipated benefits of the COPEE include:

  • Access to high quality professional development
  • Access to experts in the field and external networks (the opportunity to influence and to learn)
  • Access to ideas and information relevant to ethics and ethics training
  • Sharing of best practice and lessons learnt
  • Knowledge of ethics developments across the organisation
  • A community of like-minded change-makers, support and camaraderie.

The initial meeting of the CoPEE is at 11.30 am to 2 pm on 25 March 2021, where its future activities will be developed. Updates, further resources and information will be posted on the PRSB website.

If you are interested to learn more or attend please contact Ms Sharon Weiss, PRSB’s Senior Project and Policy Officer.