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NCJ Number: 158154 Find in a Library
Title: Value-Based Rules: Practicing What You Preach
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:62  Issue:10  Dated:(October 1995)  Pages:120-122,125-129
Author(s): T Guequierre
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents and explains the rules and codes of conduct of the Whitewater, Wisc., Police Department, which has divided its 71 rules among the nine values stated in the agency's mission and values statement.
Abstract: The agency developed its mission and values statement in late 1992 and early 1993. The document was framed and hung in the agency, released to the local newspaper, and inserted in the front of the departmental policy books. However, the agency believed that more needed to be done to give the document the desired significance and impact. Therefore, it incorporated the mission and values statements into the document presenting its rules, regulation, and codes of conduct. This document was issued in May 1994. Its format and wording emphasize that rules and regulations and codes of conduct are a natural extension of the mission and values statement. Each value explains why the agency has the rule, and the rule shows that the agency will honor its value. Like all its policies, this document went through a departmental review process. The rules are listed under the following nine values: (1) preserve and advance democratic values, (2) improve the quality of community life, (3) compassion, (4) professionalism, (5) pride, (6) teamwork, (7) commitment, (8) excellence, and (9) quality service.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Police policy development; Police responsibilities; Police standards; Professional conduct and ethics; Wisconsin
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