Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

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Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

  1. 1. The Law enforcement oath of honor Adapted from the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor Video produced by IACP and LETV.View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUDczg27Fl4&feature=share&list=UUY6ahcARglFVAkevrgtBNcg
  2. 2. There is a reason why many communitiesrefer to their police forces as “Our Finest.”
  3. 3. Standards should and must be higher for theindividuals given the power, authority, andresponsibility of a sworn officer.
  4. 4. Law enforcement personnel shouldwillingly accept the responsibility to be a role model for ethical behavior
  5. 5. Key wordsin the oathof honor
  6. 6. HONOR Giving one’s word as a bond or guarantee
  7. 7. betray A breach of faith and proving to be false
  8. 8. integrity Firm adherence principles in both public and private life
  9. 9. character The qualities and standards of behavior that distinguish and individual
  10. 10. Public trust The duty imposed in faith to those who are sworn to serve
  11. 11. courage Having the mental and moral strength to venture forth, preserve, withstand, and overcome danger, difficulty, and fear
  12. 12. Accountability Being responsible and answerable for our actions
  13. 13. community The citizens of the jurisdiction we serve
  14. 14. Oath of honor On my honor, I will never betray myprofession, my integrity, character, orthe public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I willalways uphold the laws of my country,my community, and the agency I serve.
  15. 15. To learn more about policing visit www.discoverpolicing.org.

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