Professional and ethical standards
Purpose The Victoria Police mission is to provide a safe, secure and orderly society by serving the community and the law. Our members have a duty to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent offences, detect and apprehend offenders and help those in need of assistance. Because of this mission and the important role that Victoria Police plays in the community, employees are entrusted with considerable authority and responsibility. In turn, the community expects Victoria Police employees to use this authority professionally, fairly and with the highest level of integrity. Your conduct on or off duty reflects on the reputation of Victoria Police. In taking on the authority and responsibility that comes with being a Victoria Police employee, you are held to a higher standard of conduct in both your public and private lives and are more open to public scrutiny than many other members of the public. Our Professional and Ethical Standards are provided to support you in meeting these expectations and outlines what the organisation considers to be professional and appropriate behaviour. These Standards reflect and reinforce the tenets of the Code of Ethics and Organisational Values. Code of Ethics Victoria Police employees are expected to commit to the highest ethical standards, as espoused in the code of ethics. I uphold the right in my role within Victoria Police by acting impartially, with integrity and by providing service excellence to everyone.
Victoria Police Manual – Code of Conduct – Professional standards and conduct
Organisational Values The Organisational Values underpin Victoria Police’s policies, procedures and practices and how employees interact with the community and each other.
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Act with honesty, respecting the right of fair process for all Maintain confidentiality and respect those we deal