CODE OF ETHICS IN THE CORRECTIVE SERVICE: A Proposal
The Bureau of Corrections expects of its employees unfailing honesty, respect for the dignity and individuality of human beings, and a commitment to professional and compassionate service. Towards this end, we subscribe to the following principles:
As a member of Corrective service, I will regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession.
I will perform my duty with efficiency at all times.
I will be exemplary in my conduct, direct in my conversation, honest in my dealings and obedient to the laws of the city and country.
I will not, in the performance of my duty, work for personal advantage or profit.
I will, at all times, recognize that I am a public servant.
I will give the most efficient and impartial service of which I am capable at all times.
I will be courteous in my contacts at all times.
I will regard my fellow employees with the same standards as I hold myself.
I will guard my fellow employees’ honor and life as I guard my own.
I will accept responsibility for my actions.
I will do only those things that will reflect honor on my fellow employees, my office and myself.
I will maintain the integrity of private information, I will neither seek personal data beyond that needed to perform my responsibilities, nor reveal personal information of employees, inmates, or clients, to anyone not having proper professional use for such.