Would someone at the Sheriff’s department please ask Chris Eubanks to read this Code of Ethics to Parnell?
“Texas police association 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 persons to liberty, equality and justice.
I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all, and will conduct myself in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to 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 laws of the land 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 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.
I WILL constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…LAW ENFORCEMENT.
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We could all stand to live by these ethics in truly. My momma always taught me to be mindful of others and she would whip me good when I wasn’t. I made some bad mistakes early in my career that I regret, mostly cheating people out of money. Boy did that get around. I took years to recover from that shame. Think will you how much worse it is for a man of the law to do such things. I’m a business man so it is expected that I will cheat yet it still cost me big time. But if you are a policeman and you act inaccordingly then you help bring down the world.I also like that this pledge is before God, maybe that will make them think twice.
Having cameras everywhere pretty much would stop me but doesn’t seem to be stopping many in law enforcement these days. Today the Sheriff of Wiliamson county and the county attorney got indicted, I have no answers. Thank you for this comment.