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The Mauritius Police Force

Code of Ethics

Principle Of Police Ethics
All members of the Mauritius Police Force will
·         Act with fairness, carrying out their responsibilities with integrity and impartiality.
·         Perform their duties with diligence and a proper use of discretion.
·         Display self-control, tolerance, understanding, and courtesy appropriate to the circumstances in their dealings with all individuals, both outside and inside the Police Force.
·         Uphold fundamental human rights, treating every person as an individual and display respect and compassion towards them.
·         Support colleagues in the performance of their lawful duties and, in doing so, actively oppose and draw attention to any malpractice.
·         Respect the fact that information received is often confidential and may only be divulged when their duty requires them to do so.
·         Exercise force only when justified and then only use the minimum amount of force necessary to effect their lawful purpose and restore the peace.
·         Act only within the law, in the understanding that they have no authority to depart from due legal process and that no one may place a requirement on them to do so.
·         Use resources entrusted to them to the maximum benefit of the public.
·         Accept responsibility for their own self-development, continually seeking to improve the way in which they serve the community.
·         Accept personal accountability for their own acts and omissions.