Canons Of Police Ethics

  1. Article 1
  2. Article 2
  3. Article 3
  4. Article 4
  5. Article 5
  6. Article 6
  7. Article 7
  8. Article 8
  9. Article 9
  10. Article 10

Article 1. Primary Responsibility of Job

The primary responsibility of the police service, and of the individual officer, is the protection of the people of the United States through the upholding of their laws; chief among these is the Constitution of the United States and its amendments. The law enforcement officer always represents the whole of the community and its legally expressed will and is never the arm of any political party or clique.