The International Association of Chiefs of Police has developed the following Oath of Honor that is designed to allow law enforcement officers worldwide to commit their professional lives to exemplary public service.
On my honor,
I will never betray my badge,
my integrity, my character,
or the public trust.
I will always have the courage
to hold myself and others
accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the constitution
and the agency I serve.
Every Garner Police Officer takes and adheres to the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor. An oath is a solemn pledge that each of our sworn personnel makes demonstrating that he or she intends to do what they say they will do in the performance of their duties. The Oath of Honor is a critical part of who we are as well as the promise we make to the community we serve.
Honor means that one's word is given as a guarantee.
Betray is defined as breaking faith with the public trust.
Badge is the symbol of our office.
Integrity is being the same person in both private and public life.
Character means the qualities that distinguish an individual.
Public trust is a charge of duty imposed in faith toward those we serve.
Courage is having the strength to withstand unethical pressure, fear or danger.
Accountability means that we are answerable and responsible to our oath of office.
Community is the jurisdiction and citizens we serve.