As public officers in disciplined service, we need high level of integrity at all time. When we are going to make decision we should think of ourselves were on-duty for 24 hours. However, that police officer obviously didn¡¦t carry such mindset. He made several fraudulent invoices to defraud his supervisor in 2001. And in 2003, he offered to sale his police warrant card, which constitute theft. Both charges show that this officer lacks the alertness and awareness of his identity of being a police officer. Many newspaper reporters are more than welcome to report those scandals of the Civil Servants, e.g. the suicide case of those civil servants with serious debts, the adultery of the senior officials, the corruption cases and criminal offences of civil servants. Civil servants are under high level of expectation and scrutiny from the general public. Therefore we need to maintain our image in front of the public, that¡¦s why our department has guidelines in ISSO mentioning about our conduct and discipline while we are on duty and off duty.
The bankruptcy and debts
From the reports of newspaper, I found that Police got highest amount bankrupt cases among the civil services.
Year No. of Police officers bankrupted Disciplinary Action taken
2000 83 11
2001 85 39
2002 84 7
The following tables show the total number of bankruptcy cases from March 1997 to March 2002:
Department No. of bankruptcy No. of staffs % of bankruptcy
Correctional Services Department 195 ~6600 3
Customs and Excise Department 37 ~4800 [continues]
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