I’ve searched for an uncomplicated Police Officer Code of Ethics and found one that is to the point. I’m sharing it with you as it is related to Police Codes.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
- As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
- I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
- I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
- I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement.
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you talk about code of ethics, how would you discribe a police oficer that has been in a sexual relationship with the victim of a domestic violance case that the oficer is handeling. he meet her wile he was takeing her statement and right away the two of them started to see eachother. He has a wife of 20 year’s and two kid’s. He has 15+ year’s on the force and is the swatt team leader as well a very well liked oficer. during the time that man acused of the crime was in jail the oficer had told the victim that if she didn’t testify against her chid’s father then she stood a good chance that c.p.s could get involved and she would loose her child. after two month’s the man made bail, [$60.000] and the officer had broke it off with her and she got realy angry and she gave the father of her child all the photo’s and a letter from him breaking it off.