All representatives of this agency shall abide by the following Code of Ethics:
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.
I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; remain courageously calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my agency. 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.
I WILL never act officiously or permit my personal feeling, prejudices, 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 or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and will accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession…law enforcement.
I WILL, as a representative of the agency, conduct myself in a manner which will not bring discredit to the agency. I shall obey the laws of the United States, the State of Arizona, County ordinances and local laws. I shall regulate my personal affairs which will not bring justified unfavorable criticism from my neighbors or other citizens or be involved personally in disturbances or incidents that could discredit the agency. I will realize that I am obligated to hold the public trust by striving to act in a professional manner. I understand I must remain constantly vigilant and aware that I am under the constant observation by the public. For this reason, it is essential that I strive to present myself in a professional manner whether on or off duty.