Code of Ethics

As a member of the Michigan Association of District Court Probation Officers

I shall be dedicated to provide my professional service to the District Court, to the community in which I reside, and to the offender over whom I have a supervisory responsibility.

I shall uphold the laws of the State of Michigan and the locale in which I hold office, with dignity, and with awareness of the prestige and stature of the judicial system of which I am an integral part.

I shall strive to be objective in the performance of my duties, respect the inalienable rights of all persons, appreciate the inherent worth of any individual, and hold sacred individual confidences which are disclosed to me without jeopardizing the personal safety of others.

I recognize my office as a symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust.

I shall continually attempt to improve my professional standards, by seeking further knowledge and understanding.

I shall cooperate with my peers, as well as with other related agencies.

I shall conduct my personal life with propriety in all phases, will neither accept nor grant favors in connection with my office as a Probation Officer, and will place loyalty to moral principles above personal gain.

I shall continually strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession as a Probation Officer.

I recognize that my professional membership in the Michigan Association of District Court Probation Officers may be held as long as I am true to this Code of Ethics.