Thank you! Wow! Sir, you are a great example of a Fine Police Officer!Document, document, document, no recorders in my day, then report them.
I reported a highway patrolman who took my cuffs off of my drunk driving arrest and beat the guy's nose in the PD bathroom because my drunk spat on him. Henceforth the trooper was stationed to Boise City, Oklahoma. If you have ever been there you know that is the last outpost before you are fired. I also have to say that incident was n't the only deciding factor for him to be moved out to BFE, Oklahoma.
A deputy I worked with found a bottle of liquor that was unopened and opened it, poured out a little bit then wrote the guy for open container.
This shiiit just rubs me raw! I took an oath and by damn, if I had to sacrifice my job because I stood on principles so be it.
This was inside my clipboard and I saw it every day. It reminded me of why I did what I did and how to conduct myself.
Law Enforcement Code of EthicsAs a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; 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 to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will 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 both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law 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, political beliefs, aspirations, 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 so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.