Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community;
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 to liberty, equality, and

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a
manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. 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. Honest in
thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in
obeying the law and the regulations of my department. 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

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political
beliefs, aspirations, 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

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it
as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service.
I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such
acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized
agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
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.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating
myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.

Law Enforcement Oath

"I do solemnly swear that I will support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Utah, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity."

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