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§ 1013. Code of Ethics.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 11. Law
Division 2. Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Article 1. General
11 CCR § 1013
§ 1013. Code of Ethics.
The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics shall be administered to all peace officer trainees during the basic course and to all other persons at the time of appointment.
Code of Ethics: To insure that all peace officers are fully aware of their individual responsibilities to maintain their own integrity and that of their agency, every peace officer, during basic training, or at the time of appointment, shall be administered the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve; 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 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 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 personal feelings, 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 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 god1 to my chosen profession...law enforcement.
1 Reference to religious affirmation may be omitted where objected to by the officer.
Note: Authority cited: Section 13506, Penal Code. Reference: Section 13503, Penal Code.
1. Amendment filed 2-10-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register, No. 7).
2. Amendment filed 8-27-90; operative 9-26-90 (Register 90, No. 42).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-9-2015 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2015, No. 50).
4. Amendment filed 4-22-2020; operative 7-1-2020 (Register 2020, No. 17).
This database is current through 10/8/21 Register 2021, No. 41
11 CCR § 1013, 11 CA ADC § 1013
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