Integrity and Departmental Image
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.
No. of Police officers bankrupted
Disciplinary Action taken 2000
The following tables show the total number of bankruptcy cases from March 1997 to March 2002:
No. of bankruptcy
No. of staffs
% of bankruptcy
Correctional Services Department
Customs and Excise Department
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