In recognition of the significant contribution of private security to crime prevention and reduction, a s a private security officer, I pledge:
To accept the responsibilities and fulfill the obligation of my role: protecting life and property; preventing and reducing crimes against my employer’s business, or other organizations and institutions to which I am assigned; upholding the law; and respecting the constitutional rights of persons.
To conduct myself with honesty and integrity, and to adhere to the highest moral principles in the performance of my security duties.
To be faithful, diligent, and dependable in discharging my duties, and to uphold at all times the laws, policies and procedures that protect the rights of others.
To observe the precepts of truth, accuracy and prudence, without allowing personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my judgments.
To report to my superiors, without hesitation, any violation of the law or of my employer’s or clients regulations.
To respect and protect the confidential and privileged information of my employer or client beyond the term of my employment, except where their interests are contrary to law or to this Code of Ethics.
To cooperate with all recognized and responsible law enforcement and government agencies in matters within their jurisdiction.
To accept no compensation, commission, gratuity, or other advantage without the knowledge and consent of my employer.
To conduct myself professionally at all times, and to perform my duties in a manner that reflects credit upon me, my employer, and private security.
To strive continually to improve my performance by seeking training and educational opportunities that will better prepare me for my private security duties.
As managers of private security functions and employees, we pledge:
To recognize that our principal responsibilities are, in the service of our organizations and clients, to protect life and property as well as to prevent and reduce crime against our business, industry, or other organizations and institutions; and in the public interest, to uphold the law and to respect the constitutional rights of all persons.
To be guided by a sense of integrity, honor, justice, and morality in the conduct of business; in all personnel matters; in relationships with government agencies, clients, and employers; and in responsibilities to the general public.
To strive faithfully to render security services of the highest quality and to work continuously to improve our knowledge and skills and thereby improve the overall effectiveness of private security.
To uphold the trust of our clients, agencies, and the public by performing our functions within the law, not ordering or condoning violations of law; and ensuring that our security personnel conduct their assigned duties lawfully and with proper regard for the rights of others.
To respect the reputation and practice of others in private security, but to expose to the proper authorities any conduct that is unethical or unlawful.
To apply uniform and equitable standards of employment in recruiting and selecting personnel regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or age, and in providing salaries commensurate with job responsibilities, training, education, and experience.
To cooperate with recognized and responsible law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies; to comply with security licensing and registration laws and other statutory requirements that pertain to our business.
To respect and protect the confidential and privileged information of clients, and agencies beyond the term of our employment, except where their interests are contrary to law or to this Code of Ethics.
To maintain a professional posture in all business relationships with clients and agencies, with others in the private security field, and with members of other professions; and to insist that our personnel adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct.
To encourage the professional advancement of our personnel by assisting them to acquire appropriate security knowledge, education, and training.