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Correctional Officer's Statement of Ethics

A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER'S fundamental duty is to safeguard lives and property, to protect persons incarcerated in Berks County Prison against deception, oppression or intimidation, violence or disorder, and to respect human rights and cultural diversity. A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER shall be constantly mindful of the welfare of others, never employing unnecessary force or violence. BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS shall maintain calm in the face of danger and maintain restraint in the face of scorn or ridicule.

A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER will live their lives as a good example to the community. They will be honest in both their personal and official life. A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER shall obey the law and follow the regulations of the department. They shall maintain the confidentiality of Berks County Prison business.

A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence their decisions. A BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER shall never accept gratuities. BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS shall enforce all rules and laws equally, courteously, and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will.

As long as they are true to these ethics, a BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER will earn the public trust. As dedicated professionals, BERKS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS will constantly strive to achieve these ideals.