Code of Ethics


As a Deputy Sheriff, I recognize that I am given a special trust and confidence by the sheriff and the public that I serve. This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest professional principles. In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics:

I shall ensure that in the performance of my duties I will enforce and administer the law according to the principles of the United   States Constitution and applicable laws of our state so that equal protection of the law and due process are guaranteed to everyone. To that end, I shall not permit personal opinions, biases, prejudices, party affiliations, or consideration of the status of others to alter or lessen these principles.

I shall demonstrate standards of behavior consistent with the responsibilities, duties, obligations and functions of a deputy sheriff.
I shall not engage in nor condone brutal, cruel, or inhumane treatment of others or of inmates in my care and custody.

I shall adhere, at all times, to the standards and principles of honesty and integrity, and I shall keep my private life unsullied as    an example to all.

I shall ensure that there is proper use and accountability of property and funds entrusted to my care.

I shall practice sound judgments and decisions in fulfilling the assigned responsibilities, duties, and functions of my position as deputy sheriff.

I shall endeavor to maintain those standards of objectivity and merit for which I was hired to the best of my ability.

I shall endeavor to perform my duties in a competent and excellent manner according to the standards given to me in my training and supervision.

I shall ensure that during my tenure, I shall not use the position of deputy sheriff for personal gain or self-aggrandizement, and that I will conduct myself in the position of deputy sheriff according to the best of my skill and power.

I accept and will adhere to this Code of Ethics. In so doing, I also accept responsibility for encouraging others in my profession to abide by this Code.

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