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PADY and PSPETHC501A Police Ethics COLLEGE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION PTY LTD PADY Certificate III in Police Studies PSPETHC501A Certificate IV.

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1 PADY and PSPETHC501A Police Ethics COLLEGE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION PTY LTD PADY Certificate III in Police Studies PSPETHC501A Certificate IV in Justice Studies

2 v1 2 College for Law and Justice Administration UNIT GUIDE OVERVIEW Topic One: Ethical theories Topic Two: Police ethics and integrity Topic Three: Organisational environment Topic Four: Gender issues on policing Topic Five: Police practices Topic Six: Relevant legislation Topic Seven: Police recruitment Topic Eight: Unethical conduct

3 v1 3 College for Law and Justice Administration ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW Topic One: Ethical theories Topic Two: Police ethics and integrity Topic Three: Organisational environment Topic Four: Gender issues on policing Topic Five: Police practices Topic Six: Relevant legislation Topic Seven: Police recruitment Topic Eight: Unethical conduct

4 v1 4 College for Law and Justice Administration RESOURCES Online Unit Guide External resources recommended:  VIDEO/DVD – Training Day and/or Street Kings

5 v1 5 College for Law and Justice Administration ASSESSMENT TASKS Assessment Task One – Essay: police gratuities  Based on reading in Unit Guide Assessment Task Two – Online assignment: legislation Assessment Task Three – Online theory quiz Certificate IV students have an additional workbook to complete

6 v1 ASSESSMENT TASK ONE ESSAY – POLICE GRATUITIES ◦ SHOULD POLICE SAY NO TO GRATUITIES What are gratuities? When are they offered to police? Provide examples Are police allowed to accept gratuities (under the Code of Conduct and legislation?) Should police be allowed to accept gratuities? Why? Should police not be allowed to accept gratuities? Why not? What guidelines should be in place, eg: legislation or internal policies? What current legislation affects the acceptance of gratuities? What is the impact on the police service if gratuities are accepted? How does society view the acceptance of gratuities? Is it just the fault of the police? What about the organisations that offer the gratuities? Draw a conclusion that states one way or the other whether police should say no to gratuities.

7 v1 Certificate IV workbook: It is expected that this workbook will allow you to consider some of the ethical dilemmas that may present themselves, but more so, how you would respond. ASSESSMENT TASK TWO and THREE ONLINE LEGISLATION ASSIGNMENT  Familiarise yourself with the legislation throughout the Unit Guide  Based on the parts, chapters and sections mentioned in the Unit Guide  Untimed assessment – one attempt  85% or more for competency ONLINE THEORY QUIZ  Based on the content of the Unit Guide  Complete the review questions  Ensure detailed study of material  Timed assessment – two attempts  85% or more for competency

8 v1 STUDY THE MATERIAL WELL WITH A FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE DECISION MAKING

9 What are ethics? Not only what is legal but what is right. Being ‘fair dinkum’ and doing the right thing by everyone — the organisation, your boss, your fellow workers, the public, the ratepayers, yourself and your family. Toowoomba City Council Briefing Note 1999 Slide 3 Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

10 v1 10 College for Law and Justice Administration What is ETHICS? Others may influence your thinking, but you alone are responsible for your actions! Another meaning - What is ethics? Ethics is a set of rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or member of a community. These rules could be formalised in a code of ethics, or legally enforced if made law.  Video 1 - The Life Guard – 1 minute

11 v1 11 College for Law and Justice Administration What guides ethical principles? Standards and Guidelines Professional Standards Policies Procedures Legislation Culture - Discuss Job descriptions Senior personnel If you believe a member of the NSWPF has behaved wrongly or inappropriately, you may make a complaint! – Discuss process! Video 2 – police breaking rules

12 v1 Group activity Get into groups of 6 Discuss the following over 10 minutes  List what behaviour you think would get a police officer into trouble and instigate complaints from the public  Each group is to present their view to the class  Then watch the video in the next slide 12 College for Law and Justice Administration

13 v1 Slide 4 Professional conduct  NSW Standards of Professional Conduct  View document  discuss Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

14 v1 Group activity – Professional Standards Get into same groups You have 10 minutes to complete this task You are required to discuss the following topics from the Standards of Professional Conduct and provide an opinion to the class. Cover two topics listed in the table of contents: 14 College for Law and Justice Administration

15 v1 15 College for Law and Justice Administration SELF TEST ETHICAL S.E.L.F. Test S Would your decision withstand Scrutiny? E Will your decision Ensure compliance? L Is your decision Lawful? F Is your decision Fair? VIDEO 3 & 4 – Cap spray 1 & 2 Discuss self test – did police get it right?

16 v1 16 College for Law and Justice Administration POP Problem-Orientated Policing S Scanning (problem identification) A Analysing (underlying causes of the problem) R Responses (addressing the problem) A Assessment (measuring the effectiveness of the response) What does this mean?

17 v1 17 College for Law and Justice Administration CONFLICT OF INTEREST Conflicts of interest There is to be no actual or apparent conflict between a police officer’s personal interests and the impartial fulfillment of their official duties. However, members are not to be subject to unreasonable restrictions on their private activities. All conflict of interests will be resolved in favour of the Service and the public interest.

18 v1 Slide 6 EXAMPLES OF THE FIVE ETHICS PRINCIPLES Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

19 v1 Slide 7 Respect for the law and system of government  Do not break any laws.  Obey lawful instructions.  Respect Organisational decisions.  Enforce all laws. Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

20 v1 Slide 8 Integrity  Be honest and trustworthy.  Put the interests of the public first.  Disclose conflicts of interest.  Protect confidential information. Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

21 v1 Slide 9 Respect for others  Respect and be fair to everyone.  Treat people as you would like to be treated.  Provide good customer service. Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

22 v1 Slide 10 Economy and efficiency  Do not waste or misuse Agency resources.  Give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

23 v1 Slide 11 Diligence  Do your work properly and to the best of your ability.  Strive for excellence. Crime & Misconduct Commission 2002

24 v1 24 College for Law and Justice Administration EXAMPLES: UNETHICAL CONDUCT Types of unethical conduct Misconduct eg. Sexual harassment, unlawful use of police vehicle Breach of discipline eg. Late for duty, disrespectful to senior officers

25 v1 25 College for Law and Justice Administration ARE YOU AN ETHICAL PERSON? Would you consider your behaviour and decision making to always be ethical?

26 v1 26 College for Law and Justice Administration SCENARIOS What would you do? You have responded to a disturbence at a local cafe. The café owner offers you a free lunch and coffee. Do you refuse or accept the offer? You are privy to a drug bust that nets thousands of dollars. No one is around, do you pocket your kid’s school fees? A new female constable confides in you that her Sergeant has been sexually harassing her. She asks for your support in lodging a complaint. Do you agree to help her? You are on an interview panel and a close work mate performs terribly but you know he is capable of the job. Do you adjust the selection scores to get him the position? You are patrolling road works where the Council is resealing a section of road. A resident asks you for a bucket of bitumen to seal a pot hole in his driveway. Do you give him a bucket of bitumen?

27 v1 Rules to live by – can you do without your job? - can you do without your freedom?

28 v1 Teachers experience Open discussion session lead by the Teacher – Are these expectations realistic? He will share his experiences in relation to ethical dilemmas that many police officers experience and seek students opinions on the behaviour they would expect of a police officer – take into consideration the Professional standards. 28 College for Law and Justice Administration


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