SIX NATIONS POLICE
CODE OF ETHICS
As a Six Nations Police Constable, my fundamental duties are:
- To serve my 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 Human Rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.
I will learn from my life experiences. I will maintain calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule. I will develop self-restaint. I will be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. I will be honest in thought and deed in both my personal and professional life. I will obey the laws of the Territory and the Regulations of this Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. I will enforce the law courteous and appropriately without fear of favour, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
My behaviour will reflect the values that are common to all aboriginal people. These values – Kindness, Honesty, Sharing, Strength, Bravery, Wisdom and Humility – make up the wholeness that is the spiritual core surrounded by Respect. As an Ogweho:weh person, I hold profound Respect for all life. All life is interconnected and interrelated. It is this total vision and spiritual knowledge that is the core of Ogweho:weh understanding and life ways.
I recognize the Badge I wear as a symbol of public faith and trust, and I accept it as a Public Trust to be held so long as I am true to the Ethics of this Police Service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before the Creator, before my Community and before my Family, to my chosen profession of Peace Keeping.