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Law Enforcement Profession's Code of Ethics (1966)


By admin - Posted on 24 October 2011

Organization: American Federation of Police Visit Organization Page
Source: CSEP Library Visit Source Page
Date Approved: 
1966

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Law Enforcement Profession's Code of Ethics

I. As a law enforcement officer, I regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession.

 

II. As a law enforcement officer, I will keep myself in the best physical condition, so that I may at all times, perform my police duty with efficiency, and if necessary defend my uniform with honor. It is my duty to know the art of defense and be proficient in the use of my revolver.

 

III. As a law enforcement officer it is my duty to know my work thoroughly and to inform myself on all other phases of law enforcement work. It is my further duty to avail myself of every opportunity to learn more about my professional work.

 

IV As a lair enforcement officer, I should be exemplary in my conduct, edifying in my conversation, honest in my dealings, and obedient to all the lairs of my city state, and nation, and I shall regard these as my sacred honor.

 

V As a law enforcement officer, I should not, in the performance of duty, work for personal advantage or profit. I shall. at all times, recognize that I ant a public servant obliged to give the most efficient and impartial service of which I am capable and I will be courteous in all my contacts.

 

VI As a law enforcement officer. I will regard my brother officer with the same standards as I hold for myself. It is my duty to guard his honor and life as I guard my own.

 

VII As a law enforcement officer, I should be loyal to my superiors, who determine my policies and accept responsibilities for my actions It is my duty to do only those things which will reflect honor upon them, upon myself and upon my profession.

 

Adopted 1966