There are many ethics and values associated with criminal justice professionals as outlined in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Some of these ethics and values are as follows: I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or my agency. I will never act unofficially or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs.....to influence my decisions. I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and i accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the values of police service. I know that I alone am responsible for upholding these values and professional standards.... (MPOETC 2010).