Ethical_dilemma_executive_summary

Jun 29th, 2015
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Present the following scenario: You are a police officer who has just graduated from the academy and have been assigned to work patrol. As a new officer within the department you witness a veteran officer accepting inappropriate gifts from community members and local businesses, which is in violation of the department policy and a violation of the ethical code of conduct. The officer is well-respected, popular, and politically connected within the department. Write a 700-1050- paper in which you specify the appropriate steps you would take in this situation. properly reporting the officer to supervising officers/commanders. Address the following questions. - What measures would you take?

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Ethical Dilemma Executive SummaryNameClassDateProfessorEthical Dilemma Executive Summary Police officers are expected to display moral and ethical behavior and use good judgment when going about their duties. The police are responsible for upholding the law and displaying conduct that is becoming to an officer. Police officers must follow the policies and procedures established by their department and the laws of the land as well as follow the ethical code of conduct. When police officers do not follow the rules and regulations of the law enforcement agency their behavior is considered an act of misconduct. When another police officer observes the conduct they are responsible for reporting this behavior to their superior. Police misconduct involves wrongdoing by a police officer. While police are afforded a certain level of discretion they cannot display behavior that is considered unethical. Internal department procedures and polices require that police officers that observe acts of misconduct have a responsibility to report this conduct. The police administration influences the ability of the police officer to actually report what they have obs

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