Code of Ethics

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All sworn personnel will study and at all times abide by the following Law Enforcement Code of Ethics: (CALEA 1.1.2)

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; 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 in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me by my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendship 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 I 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 before God to my chosen profession: law enforcement.


Oakham Police Values Statement

Members of the Department are committed to professionalism through:

SERVICE- by providing quality service and protection to all people in an efficient and competent manner, tempered with courtesy, compassion, and understanding.

INTEGRITY- to upholding the public trust through honest, consistent, and     forthright interaction with all people in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation.

RESPECT- by treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness, in upholding the Constitutional rights of all people