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.
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