West Plains Police Department Standard Operating Guidelines

CODE OF ETHICS

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against Oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.


I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or my agency.  I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life.  I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever-secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.


I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions.  With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals.  I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill-will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.


I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.


I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession, law enforcement.  I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers.  I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.


I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.


West Plains Police Department GENERAL ORDERS
(Revised 2-05-2014)


Organization of Manual

Pursuit Driving

Emergency Driving (NP)

Domestic Violence

Use of Force

Oleoresin Capsicum (OC)

Reporting Use of Force

Firearms Qualifications

Communicable Disease

Off-Duty Employment

Stand-By Assistance

Race-Based Traffic Stops

Patrol Rifle Qualifications

Tire Deflation Devices

Less Lethal Force

Canine Unit

AED

Sobriety Checkpoints

Bomb Procedures

Respiratory Protection

Search Procedures

Health & Fitness Standards

Taser

Preservation of Evidence

Detention

Internal Affairs

General Rules & Regulations

Police Ride-a-Long Program

Incident Command System

Mutual Assistance

Mobile Video Recording

Suicide Screening

Line-of-Duty Death

Cellular Telephones

Reserve Officer Program

Missing Children’s Policy


Federal Immigration Laws

Recording of Interrogations

DNA / Collection

Arrest Information

Off-Duty Actions

Body Armor

Motor Vehicle Inventories

Department Safety

Social Media

Prescription Drug Drop Box

Records Custodian

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