Private Security Officer Code of Ethics


In recognition of the significant contribution of private security to crime prevention and reduction,

as a private security officer, we pledge:

1. To accept the responsibilities and fulfill the obligations 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 all persons.


2. To conduct myself with honesty and integrity and to adhere to the highest

moral principles in the performance of my security duties.


3. 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.


4. To observe the precepts of truth, accuracy, and prudence, without allowing

personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my judgment.


5. To report to my superiors, without hesitation, any violations of the law or of

my employer's or client's regulations.


6. To respect and protect the confidential and privileged information of my

employer or client beyond the term of my employer, except where their

interests are contrary to the law or to this Code of Ethics.


7. To cooperate with all recognized and responsible law enforcement and

government agencies in matters within my jurisdiction.


8. To accept no compensation, commission, gratuity, or other advantage

without the knowledge and consent of my employer.


9. To conduct myself professionally at all times and to perform my duties in a

manner that reflects credit upon myself, my employer, and private security.


10. To strive to continually to improve my performance by seeking training

and educational opportunities that will better prepare me for my private

security duties.


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