lead by example not by force

Opposition of the status quo and questioning authority along the way.

A list of characteristics that one feels officers must possess to have integrity.

List of characteristics a police officer must possess to have integrity.

Prudence: the ability to discern between conflicting virtues and decide the best action to take

Trust: loyalty and truthfulness in relationships between officers and citizens, fellow officers, and supervisors

Effacement of self-interests: without this, officers may exploit their authority to further themselves

Courage: the mean between cowardice and foolhardiness
Intellectual honesty: not knowing something and being humble and courageous enough to admit it

Justice: not in its normal context, but, rather, adjusting what is owed to a particular citizen even when it may contradict what is strictly owed

Responsibility: intending to do the right thing, clearly understanding what the right thing is, and being fully aware of other alternatives that may exist; taking responsibility, rather than finding excuses for mistakes or poor judgment


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