Code Of Ethics Within Policing

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As we are all aware, many institutions have their own code of ethics. But a question some might ask is, what is a code of ethics? Code of ethics set out the values that reinforce the code and will describe a company’s obligation to its stakeholders. The code is available to the public and can be addressed to anyone who shows interest in the company’s activities and how that company does business. The purpose of this paper is to compare a code of ethics from another institution outside of policing, with a code of ethics within policing. The following is the code of ethics between the York Regional Police and The Canadian Nurses Association. The York Regional Police Service, formed on January 1, 1971, is consisted of 14 municipal police…show more content…
By 1924, each of the nine provinces had a provincial nurse’s organization with membership in CNATN, and in that year, the national group changed its name to the Canadian Nurses Association.” (CNA) (Mary Agnes, 1908-2008 Canadian Nurses Association: One Hundred Years of Service). The code of ethics between the York Regional Police and Canadian Nursing Association vary and do not have a lot of similar traits. A couple of similar traits that both professions hold is that neither the York Regional Police nor the Canadian Nurses Association can discriminate, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation. Nurses require core ethical responsibilities and are expected to uphold. Nurses are accountable for these ethical responsibilities in their professional relationships with individuals, families, groups, populations, communities, and colleagues. The York Regional Police are guided by the values of the service which include our people, community, integrity, leadership, accountability, competence and teamwork. Although they are worded differently, the last point stated above, show similarities. It shows that each position held, rather it be a police officer or a nurse, has a responsibility, may it be to protect the public or to protect someone’s life.
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