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Chapter 2 – Ethics 6 and 7


 

ETHICS 6

 

PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE

 

 

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL WORK TO INCREASE SKILLS OF OBSERVATION, MINDFUL THAT IN MANY SITUATIONS THE OFFICER’S TESTIMONY IS THE SOLE IMPARTIAL TESTIMONY TO THE FACTS OF A CASE.

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL BE CONCERNED EQUALLY IN THE PROSECUTION OF THE WRONG-DOER AND THE DEFENSE OF THE INNOCENT.THE OFFICER SHALL DETERMINE WHAT CONSTITUTES EVIDENCE AND SHALL PRESENT SUCH EVIDENCE IMPARTIALLY AND WITHOUT MALICE.IN SO DOING, THE OFFICER WILL IGNORE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ALL OTHER DISTINCTIONS AMONG THE PERSONS INVOLVED, STRENGTHENING THE TRADITION OF THE RELIABILITY AND THE INTEGRITY OF AN OFFICER'S WORD.

 

 

 

 

 

ETHICS 7

UTILIZING PROPER MEANS

TO REACH PROPER ENDS

 

 

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL BE AWARE OF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO USE PROPER MEANS IN DISCHARGING THE DUTIES OF AN OFFICER.VIOLATIONS OF LAW OR DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROPERTY ON THE PART OF THE OFFICER ARE INTRINSICALLY WRONG; THEY ARE SELF-DEFEATING IN THAT THEY INSTILL IN THE PUBLIC MIND DISRESPECT FOR THE PROFESSION.THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGAL MEANS, NO MATTER HOW WORTHY THE END, IS WRONG AND WILL ENCOURAGE DISRESPECT FOR THE LAW AND ITS OFFICERS.IF THE LAW IS TO BE HONORED, ITMUST FIRST BE HONORED BY THOSE WHO ENFORCE IT.