Article 4. Police Ethics: Problems and Solutions, Parts I and II. 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. as a body of principles for observance by law enforcement officials. Police officers must not receive private or special advantage from their official status. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. Consistent and wise use of discretion, based on professional policing competence, will do much to preserve good relationships and retain the confidence of the public. The acquisition of knowledge is a never-ending process of personal and professional development that should be pursued constantly. The officer's powers and duties are conferred by statute. The UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials is a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly that was adopted on December 17, 1979. Enforcement of traffic laws on forest roads. Application Of The Code A. 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. Code of Ethics for Public Officials, Employees, Etc; Chapter 25A. Ethics are taught both in classrooms and on the job, and by the example of senior officials. General principles 1. The principles embodied in the Code shall be reflected in national legislation and practice. Law Enforcement Code of Conduct. Private Life Police officers will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to their agencies or themselves. Through study and experience, a police officer can acquire the high level of knowledge and competence that is essential for the efficient and effective performance of duty. Officers will never allow personal feelings, animosities or friendships to influence official conduct. Discretion A police officer will use responsibly the discretion vested in his position and exercise it within the law. Authors UN. The Code of Conduct is explicitly concerned with setting standards which aim to eliminate human rights abuses by law enforcement officials. 9 The most comprehensive portion of the Code of Conduct is Article 5: Protection of archeological resources. The Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, adopted by the Legislature as Part III of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, contains standards of ethical conduct and disclosures applicable to public officers, employees, candidates, lobbyists, and others in State and local government, with the exception of judges. 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. All citizens will be treated equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity. The IACP adopted the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at the 64th Annual IACP Conference and Exposition in October 1957. The use of force should be used only with the greatest restraint and only after discussion, negotiation and persuasion have been found to be inappropriate or ineffective. A number of Model Policies from the IACPs National Law Enforcement Policy Center address or are related to ethical conduct. Article 5 Volume 1, 1st part, Universal instruments. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement. as a body of principles for observance by law enforcement officials. Primary Responsibilities of a Police Officer A police officer acts as an official representative of government who is required and trusted to work within the law. LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF CONDUCT Primary Responsibilities of a Police Officer A police officer acts as an official representative of government who is required and trusted to work within the law. The fundamental duties of a police Law Enforcement Code of Conduct. Hermann Hall 3241 S Federal Street, Room 204 Chicago, IL 60616, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), IIT Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Library. Ethics are taught both in classrooms and on the job, and by the example of senior officials. Levying enforcement or administrative fees on persons in violation; use of fees and costs. 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. Law enforcement officials may use force only when strictly necessary and to the extent required for the performance of their duty. A police officer's character and conduct while off duty must always be exemplary, thus maintaining a position of respect in the community in which he or she lives and serves.