1. Does what I consider conforming to the Code of Ethics

2. What should the community or victim expect from me?

3. I’m in this position. What is the expectation of police?

4. Do you think this will reflect well on your professionalism as a policing officer?

5. Do you think I could explain in public my actions or decisions?

6. Is there anything happening?

7. How much do you know?

8. Was there anything I don’t know?

9. Do I need any additional intelligence or information?

10. Are there any immediate actions I should take?

11. Are there any other information I should look for?

12. What is the worst that could happen (and what can work)?

13. Why is this happening?

14. Is there a risk of injury?

15. What would you do?

16. Are these levels of risks acceptable?

17. Do you think this is a case that the police should handle?

18. Are I qualified to manage this situation?

19. What’s my goal?

20. Can my actions resolve this situation?

21. Are there any police powers that might be necessary?

22. Does this situation require any guidance from the national government?

23. Are there any guidelines or policies applicable to local organisations?

24. Which legislation could be applicable?

25. Are there research results?

26. Decision makers will have to answer for their decisions if they are required to. Will they be able say that they were ethical, proportionate, legal, necessary, and legitimate?

27. In the context of the situation? 

28. Do you need anyone to hear what you’ve decided?

29. Was your decision successful?

30. It was what you expected or wanted. 

31. What were the professional standards and principles that were demonstrated in this situation?

32. Which information and intelligence were available?

33. How were potential harms and benefits assessed?

34. If any, what threat- and risk assessment methodologies were employed?

35. Did a strategy work?

36. Did you consider any laws, powers or policies that might have been relevant? 

37. What if policy wasn’t followed? Was this fair and reasonable in light of the facts?

38. What were the possible options?

39. Are decisions fair, reasonable, valid, necessary, and ethical?

40. What were the facts that led to the decisions made?

41. Were decisions communicated effectively?

42. Was the reasoning for these decisions recorded?

43. Where necessary, were decisions regularly reassessed?

44. Which lessons can we learn from these outcomes? How did they get made?