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Professionalism And Ethics In Police

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3. Ethics & Values a. Ethics and Professionalism Introduction The challenges of living in today’s society seem greater than ever before. We are bombarded with information through the media, exposed to customer dissatisfaction that we want but cannot achieve, expected to change our attitudes to a wide range of events, be supportive friends, be active and healthy and also good students and continue to please our older relatives by demonstrating that we still adhere to the traditional values of our society. At work, as police officers, your lives will be very challenging. Police officers are well aware of reports in newspapers about references to increased rates of crime in Fiji and yet, while they are pressured to keep this under control they…show more content…
All Police members understand that their role is to acknowledge and respond to our diverse society and to serve all people with dignity. In doing so, they recognise the rights, values and freedoms of all people. Desirable Behaviours • Treats all people in a fair, equitable and non-discriminatory manner • Listens to and respects the point of view of other cultures • Listens to and respects the views and values of the community • Open and sensitive to cultural needs • Shows consideration of…show more content…
Instructors will teach you organisational standards, expectations, and policies for performance on the job, and then officers in the field will tell you that what you have learned in the academy "has nothing to do with reality." They will tell the new police officers that academy teachers "don't know how it is on the streets" and "don't know how we do the job." Here are some basics about right and wrong to keep in mind. • It is always wrong for a police officer to accept money or other goods or services in exchange for favours of any kind. The only honest dollar is the officer's salary, and everything else can be compromising. • It is always wrong deliberately to use more force than is necessary, whether to apprehend or subdue a suspect, quiet a situation, or for any other purpose • It is always wrong to falsify or plant evidence against anyone, to file false reports or to commit perjury. • It is always wrong to prejudge others because of color, gender, ethnic background, nationality, or any other fact of birth. People deserve to be treated as individuals, not as mere members of groups they happen to belong to by
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