Community Oriented Police Services



Enhancing Law Enforcement Ethics in a Community Policing Environment


Introduction to the Ethics Toolkit
Message from President William B. Berger, International Association of Chiefs of Police and Director Carl R. Peed, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice


What is the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor?
An explanation of the elements, the resolution establishing the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, and ways in which to present the oath.


Oath of Honor Video
Included in this toolkit is a video that reviews the Oath of Honor and its meaning.


Oath of Honor
A copy suitable for framing and displaying in your organization is included in this toolkit.


Sign-on Campaign
It is important that not only is the oath distributed and incorporated into ceremonies but that individual officers publicly record their commitments to high ethical standards.


Focus on Ethics: The Law Enforcement Oath of Honor
Statement by the IACP Police Image and Ethics Committee


Regional Community Policing Institutes
Established by the Office of Community Oriented Police Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Provides free ethics and integrity training courses.



This bibliography is of pertinent ethics and integrity literature produced in the law enforcement literature since 1990. This listing of resources will be useful for law enforcement training organizations, command staff and others interested in an in-depth review of the topic.


Specific reports and resources that focus on the issues of ethics and integrity


IACP In-service Training Material
Police Ethics: Problems and Solutions. This two-part Training Key, designed for in-service training of police officers, examines the nature and importance of police ethics and discusses some of the factors that affect police integrity in today's world. Specific suggestions that may help law enforcement agencies resolve some of the problems are identified.


The Public Image of the Police
Final report presented to the International Association of Chiefs of Police by the Administration of Justice Program, George Mason University reviewing the existing knowledge of the public image of the police up to the year 2000.


Sponsoring Agencies Web Sites

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) :

International Association of Chiefs of Police :


Related Web Sites
Visit this site for organizations supporting integrity and ethics training as well as various Federal Government Agencies, Associations, Organizations and Resources.


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