Entry Level Correctional Academy Values and Conduct Lieutenant Steve Snow Special Operations Commander Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Entry Level Correctional Academy Values and Conduct Lieutenant Steve Snow Special Operations Commander Frederick County Adult Detention Center </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Introduction In addition to the many requirements necessary to function as a modern correctional officer, one must possess an internal set of traits. These are known as: Moral Values Ethical Conduct Professionalism Integrity </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Definitions Integrity Having character which develops hope, honesty, courage, empathy, etc.Having character which develops hope, honesty, courage, empathy, etc. Derived from the word integer: wholenessDerived from the word integer: wholeness </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Definitions Ethics Standards or rules of conduct by which we liveStandards or rules of conduct by which we live Relates to what is RIGHT &amp; WRONGRelates to what is RIGHT &amp; WRONG </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Definitions Values Beliefs upon which our actions and decisions are made Beliefs upon which our actions and decisions are made </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Professional Expectations Correctional Officers must at all times, and at all levels, exhibit professional attitudes and conductCorrectional Officers must at all times, and at all levels, exhibit professional attitudes and conduct High esteem and sound moral values promote and sustain conduct consistent w/the highest ideals of a profession </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Professional Expectations Professionalism is the uncompromising pursuit of excellenceProfessionalism is the uncompromising pursuit of excellence Professionalism is easy to recognize but hard to defineProfessionalism is easy to recognize but hard to define One cannot be a professional without a professional attitudeOne cannot be a professional without a professional attitude Apathy and a general insincerity toward work are just not compatible with being a professionalApathy and a general insincerity toward work are just not compatible with being a professional </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Professional Expectations If someone acts like a professional, thinks like a professional and works like a professional, then he must truly be a professional </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> A Correctional Officers Primary Responsibilities SafetySafety Inmates, fellow staff, working environment SecuritySecurity Inmates, staff, public, physical facility ControlControl Inmate population (behaviors) CustodyCustody Inmate population </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Indifference Indifference to these moral and ethical attributes provides the breeding ground for future misconduct </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Motivation for unethical behavior Why Do Good People Do BAD THINGS ? </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Motivation for unethical behavior Rationalize Peer PressureRationalize Peer Pressure Going along with the group instead of thinking for self Momentary SelfishnessMomentary Selfishness Whats in it for me Quick Bad DecisionsQuick Bad Decisions Not using rational judgment </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Acts of Misconduct Four Most Common Acts Of Correctional Misconduct False Reports Protect self/co-workers for misdeedsProtect self/co-workers for misdeeds Theft Inmate, staff, or departmentalInmate, staff, or departmental Sexual Misconduct Inmate, co-workers, visitorsInmate, co-workers, visitors Excessive Force InmatesInmates </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Causes For Misconduct Peer PressurePeer Pressure Omissions on reports to protect co-workers GreedGreed Stealing Inmate Property LustLust Sexual Misconduct with inmate or co-worker AngerAnger Abuse/Excessive Force of inmates </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Unethical acts are a major cause of: Civil SuitsCivil Suits Destroying Public TrustDestroying Public Trust Ruining a careerRuining a career Being sent to prisonBeing sent to prison </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Resulting Factors Financial liability guilty/civil suitFinancial liability guilty/civil suit Negative publicity employer/employeeNegative publicity employer/employee A single act of corruption can destroy the entire image of a department Loss of credibilityLoss of credibility Loss of employment, retirement, future employment prospectsLoss of employment, retirement, future employment prospects </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Responsibilities To Your Profession True professionals realize they owe a commitment to their professionTrue professionals realize they owe a commitment to their profession Be sincere, loyal and dedicated Each officer has an obligation to promote professionalism </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Results Sincerity produces ethical conductSincerity produces ethical conduct Ethical conduct promotes professionalism among your peersEthical conduct promotes professionalism among your peers Professionalism promotes respectProfessionalism promotes respect </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> The Oath Of Honor Honor, Integrity and Respect are never betrayed I will always hold myself and others accountable for having the courage to do the right thing </li> </ul>

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