Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression and intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and pursuit of happiness.
I will keep my private life pure as an example to all and will behave in a manner that is respectful to me or my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self restrain; and will be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be admirable 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 remain confidential 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 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 never engage in acts of bribery, nor will I allow 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 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.