Code of Ethics - Lee County Sheriff's Office - South Carolina 803-484-5353

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Code of Ethics

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
                  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 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 the relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law
                  courteously and appropriately without fear of 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 enforcement.

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