Officer Responsibilities And Ethics

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Officer Responsibilities And Ethics

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Behaving Ethically is one of the highest expectations the community has of you?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Term ethics is defined as "The rules of Standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    As an officer, you behave ethically when you:
    • A. 

      Know and follow the laws governing your profession

    • B. 

      Know and follow your agencies policies and procedures.

    • C. 

      Treat all people whom you deal with, including inmates fairly and respectfully.

    • D. 

      Make decisions on the basis of key ethical and professional standards.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What has become the best policy to follow when treating inmates on a day to day, inmate to inmate basis?
    • A. 

      Be firm and never compromise

    • B. 

      Never be friendly with inmates.

    • C. 

      Treat inmates with the same attitude you want others to treat you.

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 5. 
    What is the best policy for administration to follow when an officer is observed violating ethics, policies or procedures on a regular basis?
    • A. 

      Require the officer to take additional training.

    • B. 

      Suspend the officer

    • C. 

      Remove the officer from their line position until the problem is corrected.

    • D. 

      Give the officer a written reprimand and threaten suspension.

  • 6. 
    When faced with a possibly difficult decision that may involve ethical issues, there are three questions that may help you frame your decision as to what to do or not to do. They are:
    • A. 

      Is it permissible?

    • B. 

      What are my options?

    • C. 

      What will the aftermath be?

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    What is an example of an ethical violation?
    • A. 

      Covering up for another officer.

    • B. 

      Making derogatory remarks about an officer or Inmate.

    • C. 

      Sleeping on the job.

    • D. 

      Falsifying a report:

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What is a potential consequence of an officers refusal to report a serious violation of rules or procedures?
    • A. 

      They could lose their job.

    • B. 

      They could be liable as if the committed the violation.

    • C. 

      They could become indicted along with the offending officer.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What message does a disheveled and messy officer send to administration, fellow officers and inmates?
    • A. 

      They are incapable of taking care of themselves and are probably incapable of performing their job with care and professionalism.

    • B. 

      They are lazy

    • C. 

      They are experiencing job burnout.

    • D. 

      They are having problems at home.

  • 10. 
    How should an Officer treat a minor violation of established rules and procedures which they have observed another officer committing?
    • A. 

      Report the violation to a supervisor without exception

    • B. 

      Tell the offending officer of the observed violation, request its correction, and tell them you will have to report it if you observe the violation again.

    • C. 

      Ignore the violation for the first few times observed.

    • D. 

      Document the violation, but don't turn the report in until it Is evident the problem will reoccur.

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